A 15-year-old student at Stagg High School in Stockton, California was murdered by a 52-year-old trespasser this Monday morning.
On the morning of April 18, 2022 around 11:05am, an intruder drove to the front of Stagg High School in a black 2018 Honda Accord, entered through the front gate, walked up to a 15-year-old student and stabbed her multiple times during passing period. The assailant was then detained and taken into custody by a nearby Stockton Unified School District officer, and the school went into lockdown. This was made known by the Stockton Police Department during a press conference the same day.
Official information posted to Stockton Police Department Facebook Page.
The student was transferred to a local hospital where she died from her wounds. The victim was identified by the family as 15-year-old Alicia Reynaga. Her father said he does not know the man who killed his daughter, and that Alicia had no enemies.
A candlelight vigil was held by the family Monday evening in front of Stagg High School. “I just feel like it’s a dream. We’re just trying to wake up.” Manuel Reynaga, father of the victim, told KCRA’s Melanie Wingo.
Credit to KCRA’s Melanie Wingo for photos of the Candlelight Vigil.
The murderer was identified as 52-year-old Anthony Gray from Stockton. A motive is still under investigation. The Stockton Police Department has stated that this was a random act.
The Stockton City Government and Stockton Unified School District have been playing politics for years without getting much accomplished. None of their comments were worth quoting.
In related news, a town hall has been planned with the candidates for Stockton Police Chief. The Town Hall will be at the Bob Hope Theater at 242 E. Main Street, Stockton, California on April 20, 2022 at 5:30pm.