STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — UPDATED (12:18 PM): Authorities say the man who allegedly fatally stabbed a 15-year-old girl at a high school in Stockton drove into the school’s parking lot and tried to grab two girls before stabbing one of them.
Stockton Unified spokesperson Melinda Meza told the Stockton Record that the 52-year-old man pulled into a parking lot at Stagg High School on Monday and tried to grab two students before fatally stabbing Alycia Reynaga, who died at a hospital.
Anthony Gray was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of murder and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. It was not known whether he had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
Meza said there is no known connection between Gray and the girl.
Authorities say a 15-year-old girl has been stabbed to death on a high school campus in an apparently random attack.
Police and school district officials say the girl was stabbed several times at about 11 a.m. Monday at Stagg High School in Stockton in California’s Central Valley. She died at a hospital.
Authorities say a man in his 40s drove up to the school, entered through a gate and attacked before security and staff members could stop him.
The man was immediately arrested but a motive for the attack remains under investigation.