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15-year-old girl stabbed to death in California high school

STOCKTON, CA. — A 15-year-old girl was stabbed to death Monday on a high school campus in an apparently random attack, authorities said.

The girl was stabbed multiple times around 11 a.m. at Stagg High School in Stockton, California’s Central Valley, and died in a hospital, Stockton Unified School District Superintendent John Ramirez Jr. said. during a press conference.

His name was not immediately released.

The assailant, a man in his forties, was quickly arrested. His name has not been disclosed.

The man drove to the school and walked through a gate on campus, police said.

He attacked before security and staff could stop him, Ramirez said.

“We will definitely reassess” campus security, he said.

The school was placed under lock and key after the assault.

Police initially said the teenager appeared to have been targeted. But Officer Joe Silva told the Sacramento Bee Monday night that detectives now believe it was a random act.

The motive for the murder is still under investigation, police said.