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A 15-year-old Hispanic student from California was stabbed to death at a high school in a “random” attackpolice confirmed Monday.
Authorities identified Anthony Gray as the assailant of Alicia Reynaga, who was stabbed multiple times after entering Stagg High School in the Californian city of Stockton shortly after 11:00 am Monday. She was taken to a local hospital, but she died from her injuries, according to police, who were quoted by news station KCRA-TV.
“Stagg Middle School is currently closed for the safety of all staff and students.“, indicated the Stockton Unified School District. “An intruder approached the campus and stabbed a student.”
The suspect drove to the school and passed through the high school gate, police said. The assailant launched the attack before the security forces could stop himsaid the superintendent of the school district, John Ramírez Jr.
Police, who noted that the stabbing appeared to be a random act, recovered a weapon at the scene and reported that the investigation is ongoing to try to draw a conclusion as to why the student was attacked.
Gray’s arrest took place moments after the incident. and remains under suspicion of murder. He was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.
School officials stressed that the district will “definitely” reassess campus security to prevent these types of incidents.
“We started working with the local police immediately and they took over the investigation.“, sentenced Ramírez Jr.
Manuel Reynaga, Alicia’s grieving father, gave statements to KCRA-TV during a vigil for her on Monday in which he said he still does not believe his daughter’s tragic outcome.
“My daughter had no enemies. She was a good girl, a great girl. I feel like it’s a dream. We are just trying to wake up”, lamented Manuel, who stressed that his daughter She was an athletic, outgoing student who belonged to the school’s softball team.
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