A 15-year-old female student who was shot dead by a male burglar in a high school California is depicted.
Alicia Reynaga was allegedly attacked yesterday by 52-year-old Anthony Gray at Stagg High School in Stockton.
She was stabbed several times around 11 a.m. before being taken to the hospital, where she later died.
The school collapsed lockdown and the suspect was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken away by police.
Alicia’s heartbroken family held a vigil yesterday where her devastated cousin said, ‘I do not understand … I really do not.’
Police said the attack was equally random and that they found a weapon from the scene.
Alicia Reynaga (pictured) was allegedly attacked yesterday by 52-year-old Anthony Gray at Stagg High School in Stockton
Gray (pictured) would cut Reynaga several times before she was taken to the hospital where she later died.
The school was raided and the suspect was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken away by police
Alicia’s heartbroken family held a vigil yesterday where her devastated cousin said, ‘I do not understand … I really do not.’ Image: A general view of the school
Alicia, known as Lala, was allegedly stabbed several times by Gray after he drove to Stagg High and trespassed on school grounds before targeting the student.
The suspect, whose motive is still being investigated, was apprehended by a school district police officer and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on a murder charge.
The victim was remembered yesterday as a sharp softball player at an emotional wake organized by her family.
Her cousin Andrea told ABC 10: ‘I do not understand … I really do not. She did not deserve this, she did not.
‘Whoever this person is, he must now hold himself accountable to God, this is not honest. It’s not good. We are united in unity.
‘She’s just so sweet and kind, wonderful spirit and played softball and directed A student you know.’
Travel softball coach Vincent Enriquez told CBS Sacramento: ‘Everyone here, we love this girl more than anyone in the world. Who would want to do this boy? ‘
Lia Medrazo, the school’s softball coach, said: ‘I will always have that empty space in my heart.
“The girls will miss her and I hope her sister comes back and wants to play for her.”
Stockton Angel Mothers, a non-profit in the city for parents who need to bury their children, added: ‘Our Stockton Angel Mothers Community is deeply saddened by the tragedy that took place at Stagg High School in our hometown of Stockton, California .
“We extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to the family of Alicia Reynaga and all the students, parents and staff at Stagg High School.”
Stockton Unified School District said the motive for the stabbing was “under investigation”.
It tweeted: ‘Stagg High School is currently under lockdown for the safety of all staff and students. An offender arrived on campus and stunned a student.
‘The suspect is being held and the victim has been transferred to the hospital. The motive for the attack is being investigated. ‘
Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln said last night: “My heart is broken by the violence that put an end to the life of a young student today.”
He added: “No child should ever experience or witness such senseless acts of violence.”
Stockton Police said: ‘Detectives have arrested Anthony Gray, 52, in connection with the stabbing of a 15-year-old female student. Gray was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail for murder. ‘
Superintendent John Ramirez Junior added: ‘We want to offer prayer to the family from all our Stockton Unified staff. I can not even imagine it. ‘
Stagg High School would normally be open Tuesday morning, but with an increased police presence.
Gray was detained in San Joaquin County Jail on a murder charge – without bail – and is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon.
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