By Yzora Lopez
A 15 year old teen from Stagg High School in Stockton, was stabbed to death by a campus intruder, last Monday.
Later that Monday, the Stockton Police Department arrested Anythony Gray, 52, on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident while detectives searched for possible motives or connection between the suspect and victim.
In a statement, the Stockton Police said, “Detectives believe this appears to be a random act and they are trying to determine why this student was targeted.”
The incident was said to have taken place at around 11a.m. that Monday at the Stockton High School.
Anthony Gray is being accused of driving up to the high school, barging in the campus gate, and attacking the student. According to the district superintendent, the stabbing took place before any campus security or staff could stop any actions.
Shortly after, Stagg High was put on lockdown while the student was taken to a hospital where she’d later be pronounced dead.
In an interview, Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln stated, “This is another act of violence that has triggered trauma in our community.” He continued saying, “I want the public to know that the resources are going to be communicated and be made available that will help them navigate these very difficult times.”
The Stockton School District announced that they would resume with extra security on campus, counselors, mental health clinicians, and psychologists.
The school district released a statement saying, “It’s been a sad day at SUSD. Our condolences go out to the student’s family, Stagg Family, and our community.”
Anthony Gray has now been booked into San Joaquin County jail, where he’s being held without bail.