Authorities say a 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death on a high school campus in a completely random attack.
At a news conference, Stockton Unified School District Superintendent John Ramirez Jr. said the girl was stabbed numerous times at Stagg High School in Stockton, California’s Central Valley, and did die at a hospital.
Her identity was not revealed right away. The assailant, a 40-year-old man, was apprehended quickly. His identity was kept private.
According to police, the guy drove to the school and entered through a campus gate. He attacked before security and staff could intervene, according to Ramirez.
“We definitely will be re-evaluating” campus security, he said. Following the stabbing, the school was placed on lockdown.
The teen appeared to have been targeted at first, according to police. But, according to Officer Joe Silva of the Sacramento Bee, detectives now genuinely think it was a random attack.
According to police, the motive for the killing is still being investigated.