News Update

Security gate at Stockton high school was unmanned when student was slain, newspaper reports

A security checkpoint at Stockton’s Stagg High School was unmanned on April 18 when a man entered the school grounds and allegedly stabbed a student to death, the Stockton Record reported Thursday.

Two Stockton Unified School District police officers were working at the school that day, according to the newspaper, but four of seven security guards were off for various reasons. The Record’s report was based on a review of public records.

A recently hired consultant told Stockton Unified board members last month that their school site safety plans are outdated or out of compliance with state law, the Record reported.

Parents of the child who was killed, 15-year-old Alycia Reynaga, are planning to sue the district.

Her alleged killer, Anthony Gray, is facing charges of murder, injuring a child and possessing a weapon on school grounds. He is scheduled for trial in October.