Alycia Reynaga was stabbed to death in front her high school on Monday.
According to school officials, the man who fatally stabbed a 15 year-old girl at a California highschool tried to get two more girls from the parking lot before he stabbed one.
Stockton Unified spokesperson Melinda Meza said that Anthony Gray, 52, pulled into the parking lot of a Stockton highschool Monday and attempted to grab two students, before stabbing Alycia Renagaa.
Gray was charged with murder and other offenses and denied bail. Gray was arraigned Wednesday on murder and other charges. It is not known if Gray had an attorney who could speak for him.
Tori Verber Salazar was the San Joaquin County District Court Attorney. She told reporters that Gray faced the possibility of living without parole.
“As a mother, this seemingly random act of violence is devastating,” she said and sent her condolences to the family.
Reynaga was stabbed multiple times around 11 a.m. Monday Stagg high school and was taken to a hospital where she later died, Stockton United School District Superintendent John Ramirez Jr. reported.
Police said Gray was detained by a Stockton Unified Schools District officer.
Officials are yet to determine the motive behind the murder. Meza stated that Gray and Gray, a freshman who played softball at the high school, have no known connection.
“I’ll always have that empty space in my heart,” Lia Medrazo, Stagg High School softball coach told KOVR-TV. “The girls are going to miss her, and I hope her sister comes back and wants to play for her.”