San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY 222 E. Weber Ave., Room 202, Stockton, CA
P. O. Box 990, Stockton, CA 95201
T (209) 468-2400 | F (209) 465-0371
TORI VERBER SALAZAR District Attorney Scott A. Fichtner Assistant District Attorney Kristine M. Reed Assistant District Attorney James Bojko Chief Investigator
News from the Office of District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar
For Immediate Release
April 20, 2022
CONTACT: Elisa Bubak, Public Information Officer
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Defendant Anthony Gray Arraigned Today for Murder of 15-Year-Old Stagg High School Student

Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that defendant Anthony Gray, 52, was arraigned on murder charges in the death of a 15-year-old Stagg High School student.

“As a mother, this seemingly random act of violence is devastating,” said District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar. “We must protect our children as they are our future. We must call upon our legislators to implement laws that increase penalties for crimes committed on school campuses.”

On Monday, April 18, 2022, Stockton Unified School District Police Department and Stockton Police Department responded to a call at Stagg High School involving a student. The defendant, Anthony Gray, allegedly entered campus and stabbed the victim multiple times before surrendering without incident to campus police. The victim was transported to San Joaquin County General Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.

“My sincerest condolences to the family and friends on the loss of their loved one, as well as faculty and students of Stagg High School on the loss of a friend and student,” said District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar.

The defendant has been remanded into custody and will return before the Honorable Judge Patrick Smalling on May 16, 2022 for further arraignment.