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Family, friends hold vigil in honor of Alycia Reynaga

Family and friends gathered at Stagg High School in Stockton on Friday night for a moving vigil in honor of the teenager killed this week in what is being called an “accidental act”. Police say 15-year-old Alycia Reynaga was at Stagg High School on Monday when a stranger entered the campus and stabbed her to death. The man was later identified as Anthony Gray, 52. At Friday’s vigil, loved ones remembered Reynaga as an outgoing athlete and student. KCRA 3 spoke with Ciraya Rodriguez, one of Reynaga’s close friends and softball teammates at school. She said that they shared countless memories on and off the field. “It made many of us feel really comfortable with her and she was so silly,” Ciraya said. “It is disastrous to know that they will not be there anymore, as if you can not see them in the halls, to see them in the games, in the training sessions.” A photo of Alycia was placed near benches next to the parking lot – where those closest to Reynaga said her life was tragically taken. Many in attendance also spoke about school safety and how they want to see safety improvements at Stagg High School and all campuses in Stockton. “SUSD really needs to step up its security protocols,” said Stockton’s Sabrina Guerrero. “While these changes continue to take place, the whole community sends wishes to the Reynaga family.” I know it will be very difficult to overcome this. It’s going to be a big fight, so just thoughts and prayers, “said Stockton resident Jeremiah Terrell.

Family and friends gathered at Stagg High School in Stockton on Friday night for an emotional vigil in his honor. teenager killed this week in what is called a “random act”.

Police say 15-year-old Alycia Reynaga was at Stagg High School on Monday when a stranger entered the campus and stabbed her to death. The man was later identified as Anthony Gray, 52.

At Friday’s vigil, loved ones remembered Reynaga as an extrovert, athlete and student. KCRA 3 spoke with Ciraya Rodriguez, one of Reynaga’s close friends and softball teammates at school. He said that countless memories were shared between them on and off the field.

“She made many of us feel very comfortable with her and she was so stupid,” Ciraya said. “It is disastrous to know that they will no longer be there, as if you can not see them in the halls, see them in the games, see them in training.”

This feeling of loss was felt by more than 100 people in the vigil on Friday night. Candles, flowers and a photo of Alycia were placed near benches next to the parking lot – where those closest to Reynaga said her life had been tragically taken.

Many in attendance also spoke about school safety and how they want to see safety improvements at Stagg High School and all campuses in Stockton.

“It’s sad that something like this had to happen and someone had to lose their life. I definitely believe that SUSD really needs to step up its protocols safely,” said Sabrina Guerrero, a Stockton resident.

The Stockton Consolidated School District told KCRA 3 this week that they are now getting it extra steps to enhance safety at Stagg High School. As these changes continue to take place, the whole community sends wishes to the Reynaga family.

“I know it will be very difficult to overcome. It will be a big fight, so just thoughts and prayers,” said Jeremiah Terrell, a Stockton resident.

Healers were also on vigil Friday night to help those facing this tragic loss.

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