By Devan Bugbee
A 15-year-old was killed Monday morning in Stockton, California, after an interloper entered school property and stabbed her multiple times in a seemingly unmotivated attack.
“Today, at 11:05 a.m., the Stockton Unified School District notified us of a student who was stabbed at Stagg High School,” the Stockton Police Department said in a Facebook post. “An adult male drove to the front parking lot of the school and parked his vehicle. He then exited his car, walked over to the student, and stabbed her.”
She was then rushed to the hospital where she later succumbed to her wounds, according to the Facebook post.
“The suspect was quickly detained by a Stockton Unified School District Police Officer,” the police department stated. The suspect was later identified by police as 52-year-old Anthony Gray. (RELATED: Floyd Mayweather’s Daughter Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Another Woman)
“Gray was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail for murder,” the department said.
Stagg High School Homicide Investigation Update
Detectives have arrested Anthony Gray, 52, in connection to the stabbing death of a 15-year-old female student. Gray was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail for murder. pic.twitter.com/L3aN3yhKAV
— Stockton Police Dept (@StocktonPolice) April 19, 2022
Although police were initially trying to establish a relationship between the suspect and victim, officer Joe Silva told the Sacramento Bee that detectives believe it to be a random incident.
The victim, whose identity was initially kept secret, was identified as Alicia Reynaga, according to CBS8. She was a star player on the school’s softball team, according to the outlet.
“They are a real close-knit team and it was one of their best friends,” one player’s dad told the outlet.
“We want to offer from all of our Stockton Unified staff, prayer to the family. I can’t even imagine that one,” Superintendent of the Stockton Unified School District John Remierez Jr. said in a press release, the outlet reported.