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Counselors and ramped up security at Stagg High School after deadly stabbing

Treatment dogs and counselors arrived at a Stockton high school on Tuesday to help students and staff, a day after a man stabbed a student to death on campus. Additional police patrols were also visible near Stagg High School as other students expressed fears for their own safety and the extended family of the 15-year-old killed visited a makeshift monument at the school. Alycia Reynaga, 15, was killed when an assailant stabbed the teenager shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. Family members described her as an extroverted, athletic student who played for the Stagg High softball team. Following the attack, a Stockton County Sheriff’s Office officer arrested the perpetrator, who was later identified as 52-year-old Anthony Gray of Stockton. Police said the first indications were that the attack was accidental. Reynaga’s cousin Andrea Hernandez told KCRA 3 that he arrived at the school after the knife. “I said, ‘This is my cousin, this is my cousin,’ and they would not let me in,” he said. “They told me, ‘Sorry we can’t let you in’ and I said – now you can not let us in.” On Tuesday morning, Hernandez stood at the memorial at the school set up to remember Reynaga. “I just could not breathe,” he said. “I ask God why, and I know I can not ask God why.” Another cousin, Juliana Lial, said that after the knife she was worried about the safety of all the students. “As a student, I say, ‘Am I the next one?’ Who will be next? “Who is the next student to be killed?” he said. “This is not right. We should not think like that. We should focus on school and friends and that’s all.” access to campus and attack a student. “Someone has to be sitting at this gate at all times. “Berniece Bass, a member of the Stockton community. School was a mostly closed campus. “This is an open campus for lunch for 11th and 12th graders. “This happened just before,” said Melinda Meza, a spokeswoman for the Stockton Unified School District. That’s why we have extra security. “That’s why we have counseling,” said Meza. Meza added that the school district will be audited shortly after the board hired Rockeye Consulting last week. Rockeye is a company described as specializing in “strategic safety, emergency preparedness, safety assessments and training,” according to school district documents. Rockeye’s contract is set to start in May 2022 and end in December 2022. Stockton Unified said it was undergoing a review to determine what kind of security improvements would be made. The district said it was awaiting this response “very soon”. of her cousin .– Daniel Macht and Kay Recede of KCRA 3 contributed to this story.

Treatment counselors and dogs arrived at a Stockton high school on Tuesday to help students and staff. a day after a man stabbed to death a student on campus.

Additional police patrols were also visible near Stagg High School as other students voiced fears for their own safety and the extended family of the 15-year-old killed visited a makeshift monument at the school.

Alycia Reynaga, 15, was killed when an assailant stabbed the teenager shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. Family members described her as an extroverted, athletic student who played for the Stagg High softball team.

Following the attack, a Stockton County Sheriff’s Office officer arrested the perpetrator, who was later identified as 52-year-old Anthony Gray of Stockton. Police said the first indications were that the attack was accidental.

Reynaga’s cousin Andrea Hernandez told KCRA 3 that he arrived at the school after the knife.

“I said, ‘This is my cousin, this is my cousin,’ and they would not let me in,” he said. “They told me, ‘Sorry we can’t let you in’ and I said – now you can not let us in.”

On Tuesday morning, Hernandez stood at the memorial at the school set up to remember Reynaga.

“I just could not breathe,” he said. “I ask God why, and I know I can not ask God why.”

Another cousin, Juliana Leal, said that after the knife she was worried about the safety of all the students.

“As a student, I say, ‘Am I the next one?’ Who will be next? “Who is the next student to be killed?” he said. “This is not right. We should not think like that. We should focus on school and friends and that’s all.”

Several other students expressed similar concerns to KCRA 3’s Mike TeSelle about how a trespasser could so quickly gain access to the campus and attack a student.

“One has to sit at this gate at all times. I’m not saying you have to be a policeman (officer), but at least have a walkie-talkie, have something. “No one should be able to enter,” said Berniece Bass, a member of the Stockton community.

While the gates were guarded on Tuesday, the school district did not say if this happened when Alycia was stabbed on Monday.

Stockton Unified also said Stagg High School was a largely closed campus.

“This is an open campus for lunch for 11th and 12th graders. This happened just before,” said Melinda Meza, a spokeswoman for the Stockton Consolidated School District.

The campus is now completely closed.

“Changes need to be made immediately. That’s why we have extra security, that’s why we have counseling,” Meza said.

Meza added that the school district will be audited shortly after the board hired Rockeye Consulting last week. Rockeye is a company described as specializing in “strategic safety, emergency preparedness, safety assessments and training,” according to school district documents. Rockeye’s contract is set to start in May 2022 and end in December 2022.

Stockton Unified said it was conducting an audit to determine what kind of security improvements would be made. The region said it expected a response “very soon”.

In the meantime, there will be more police and security at Stagg High School, as well as on all SUSD campuses.

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“We will miss her smile,” Hernandez said of her cousin.

–KCRA 3’s Daniel Macht and Kay Recede contributed to this story.

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