Family and friends hold vigil in honor of Alycia Reynaga

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Family and friends gathered at Stagg High School in Stockton on Friday night for an emotional vigil in honor of the teenager who was killed in what he called an ‘accidental act’ this week. Police say 15-year-old Alycia Reynaga was at Stagg High School Monday when a stranger walked onto campus and stabbed her. The man was later identified as 52-year-old Anthony Gray. At Friday’s vigil, relatives remembered Reynaga as an open-minded athlete and student. KCRA 3 spoke to Ciraya Rodriguez, one of Reynaga’s close friends and softball schoolmates. She said they shared countless memories together on and off the pitch. “She made a lot of us feel very comfortable with her and she was just so silly,” Ciraya said. “It’s devastating to know that they won’t be there, like you can’t see them in the halls, see them at the games, see them at training.” That sense of loss was shared by the more than 100 people attending of Friday night’s watch A photo of Alycia was placed near benches in the parking lot – where those closest to Reynaga said her life was tragically taken. Many of those in attendance also spoke about school safety and how they would like to see safety improvements at Stagg High School and across all campuses in Stockton.” It’s sad that something like this actually had to happen and someone had to lose their life. I’m definitely the one Feel that SUSD really needs to strengthen their safety protocols,” said Stockton resident Sabrina Guerrero. The Stockton Unified School District told KCRA 3 this week that they are now taking additional steps to improve safety at Stagg High School. During As these changes continue to be made, the entire community sends well wishes to Reynaga’s family.”I know it will be very difficult to get through this. It will be a great struggle so only thoughts and prayers,” said Jeremiah Terrell, who is in Stockton lives.

Family and friends gathered at Stagg High School in Stockton on Friday night for an emotional vigil in honor of the teenager who was killed in what he called an ‘accidental act’ this week.

Police say 15-year-old Alycia Reynaga was at Stagg High School Monday when a stranger walked onto campus and stabbed her. The man was later identified as 52-year-old Anthony Gray.

At Friday’s vigil, family members remembered Reynaga as an outgoing athlete and student. KCRA 3 spoke to Ciraya Rodriguez, one of Reynaga’s close friends and softball schoolmates. She said they shared countless memories together on and off the field.

“She made a lot of us feel very comfortable with her and she was just so silly,” said Ciraya Hallen, see her at the games, see her at practice.”

That sense of loss was felt by the more than 100 people at Friday night’s vigil. Candles, flowers and a photo of Alycia were placed near benches in the car park – where those closest to Reynaga said her life was tragically taken.

Many in attendance also spoke about school safety and how they would like to see safety improvements at Stagg High School and across all Stockton campuses.

“It’s sad that something like this actually had to happen and someone had to lose their life. I definitely think SUSD really needs to strengthen its security protocols,” said Sabrina Guerrero of Stockton.

The Stockton Unified School District told KCRA 3 this week that they are now taking additional steps to improve safety at Stagg High School. As these changes continue to be made, the entire community sends well wishes to Reynaga’s family.

“I know it’s going to be very difficult to get through. It’s going to be a big fight so just thoughts and prayers,” said Jeremiah Terrell of Stockton.

Therapy dogs were also at Friday night’s vigil to help those coping with this tragic loss.

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