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March 8, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Head bowed, eyes puffy, 15-year-old Charles Andrew Williams was formally charged with murder and attempted murder Wednesday, hours after shaken students began returning to the suburban high school that he allegedly turned into a bloody shooting gallery two days before. Dozens of Santana High School students appeared at the San Diego County Superior Court in El Cajon for Williams' arraignment.
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April 28, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles Andrew Williams, 15, accused of a shooting rampage at Santana High School in Santee that left two dead and 13 wounded, should be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Herbert Exarhos rejected claims by Williams' attorneys that Proposition 21, the ballot measure allowing prosecutors to send juveniles accused of serious crimes directly to Superior Court, is unconstitutional. Deputy Public Defender Randy Mize said Exarhos' ruling will be appealed.
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April 21, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge Friday delayed ruling on whether Charles Andrew Williams, 15, accused of killing two students and wounding 13 people at Santana High School in Santee, should be tried as an adult or juvenile. El Cajon Superior Court Judge Herbert Exharos said he needs another week to study arguments by Williams' attorneys challenging Proposition 21, the measure adopted by voters last year that allows prosecutors to file murder charges against juveniles in Superior Court.
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April 21, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge Friday delayed ruling on whether Charles Andrew Williams, 15, accused of killing two students and wounding 13 people at Santana High School in Santee, should be tried as an adult or juvenile. El Cajon Superior Court Judge Herbert Exharos said he needs another week to study arguments by Williams' attorneys challenging Proposition 21, the measure adopted by voters last year that allows prosecutors to file murder charges against juveniles in Superior Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2001
Re "Behind the Tragedy, the Despair of an Outcast," March 7: Patt Morrison deserves a thunderous ovation for her powerful and insightful column on the tragedy of Charles Andrew Williams of Santana High School. If we truly want to make our schools safer, both schools and families must inculcate in students basic respect for all human beings instead of ridiculing and degrading them, as was done to Andy. ROBERT H. FERNANDEZ Granada Hills The triggers of violence are still elusive (March 7)
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March 6, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD and TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For the last month, Andy Williams, the pale, slight Santana High School freshman, repeatedly told friends he was going to take one of his father's guns to school and shoot people. Friends all said they thought he was joking. The threats were frequently made to Williams' friends who hung out at the Woodglen Vista Skate Park. "You guys just watch, I'll do it," he said. "Everybody would just laugh and tell him to shut up," said Dustin Hopkins, a friend. "Then Andy said, 'OK, I'll show you one day.
NEWS
March 17, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father of Charles Andrew Williams said Friday that he is still looking for answers to explain the March 5 campus shooting that traumatized the town of Santee. Known to family and friends as Andy, the 15-year-old boy is accused of killing Randy Gordon, 17, and Bryan Zuckor, 14, and wounding 13 other students and staff members at Santana High School in a shooting that focused international attention on the San Diego suburb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles Andrew Williams, 15, accused of a shooting rampage at Santana High School in Santee that left two dead and 13 wounded, should be tried as an adult, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Herbert Exarhos rejected claims by Williams' attorneys that Proposition 21, the ballot measure allowing prosecutors to send juveniles accused of serious crimes directly to Superior Court, is unconstitutional. Deputy Public Defender Randy Mize said Exarhos' ruling will be appealed.
NEWS
March 8, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND and RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There were reminders: Dried blood on a sidewalk. A chair where a friend once sat. A bathroom turned into a killing place. But mostly what remains is emotion. Sadness collides with anger. Grief encounters a desire for revenge. A sense of hope battles despair. For Santana High School students returning to school Wednesday for the first time since a bloody rampage left two dead and 13 injured, this posed a dilemma.
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March 8, 2001 | H.G. REZA and MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The bloody tableau facing San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Howard Kluge was the stuff of nightmares. The bodies of children lay strewn like discarded toys. Their moans filled the air--cries of pain, pleas for help. Kluge's conscience tugged hard, but he had no choice. He couldn't help. Not yet. Not until he got to the gunman who caused the mayhem. So he ignored the cries. "It was the most helpless feeling in my life," he said.
NEWS
March 27, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Their heads bowed, two teenagers accused of shooting rampages at local high schools appeared at separate hearings Monday, where one pleaded not guilty and attorneys for the other vowed to fight a law requiring that he be tried as an adult.
NEWS
March 17, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father of Charles Andrew Williams said Friday that he is still looking for answers to explain the March 5 campus shooting that traumatized the town of Santee. Known to family and friends as Andy, the 15-year-old boy is accused of killing Randy Gordon, 17, and Bryan Zuckor, 14, and wounding 13 other students and staff members at Santana High School in a shooting that focused international attention on the San Diego suburb.
NEWS
March 12, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peggy Conlon is, as she puts it, "tragically timely." Just hours after 15-year-old Charles Andrew Williams allegedly killed two Santana High School classmates and wounded 13 others, anti-violence ads by Conlon's nonprofit were sharing the airwaves with breathless reports from news anchors. Distributed by the New York City-based Advertising Council Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2001
Re "Behind the Tragedy, the Despair of an Outcast," March 7: Patt Morrison deserves a thunderous ovation for her powerful and insightful column on the tragedy of Charles Andrew Williams of Santana High School. If we truly want to make our schools safer, both schools and families must inculcate in students basic respect for all human beings instead of ridiculing and degrading them, as was done to Andy. ROBERT H. FERNANDEZ Granada Hills The triggers of violence are still elusive (March 7)
NEWS
March 9, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a fleeting second that lasted forever: the instant that campus security guard Peter Ruiz made eye contact with the pint-sized gunman who had allegedly just fired three bullets into his back and was to shoot 14 other people before surrendering to sheriff's deputies. Immobilized by a bullet wedged in his pelvic bone, Ruiz lay on the ground waving one arm at the young man--"Like, hey, hey. It's time to stop."
NEWS
March 8, 2001 | H.G. REZA and MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The bloody tableau facing San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Howard Kluge was the stuff of nightmares. The bodies of children lay strewn like discarded toys. Their moans filled the air--cries of pain, pleas for help. Kluge's conscience tugged hard, but he had no choice. He couldn't help. Not yet. Not until he got to the gunman who caused the mayhem. So he ignored the cries. "It was the most helpless feeling in my life," he said.
NEWS
March 27, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Their heads bowed, two teenagers accused of shooting rampages at local high schools appeared at separate hearings Monday, where one pleaded not guilty and attorneys for the other vowed to fight a law requiring that he be tried as an adult.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001
Re "2 Killed, 13 Hurt in School Shooting," March 6: Here we go again. Another tragedy that will be turned into another anecdote that will become a debate (on mental illness, gun control, trying a teenager as an adult, whether this would have happened if the Ten Commandments were posted on school property, etc.) that will be forgotten (until it happens again) once the TV movie is made. We're stuck with the bizarre notions that teasing and taunting are "normal" and "human nature" and that children who get ridiculed (as, apparently, suspect Charles Andrew Williams was)
NEWS
March 8, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND and RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There were reminders: Dried blood on a sidewalk. A chair where a friend once sat. A bathroom turned into a killing place. But mostly what remains is emotion. Sadness collides with anger. Grief encounters a desire for revenge. A sense of hope battles despair. For Santana High School students returning to school Wednesday for the first time since a bloody rampage left two dead and 13 injured, this posed a dilemma.
NEWS
March 8, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Head bowed, eyes puffy, 15-year-old Charles Andrew Williams was formally charged with murder and attempted murder Wednesday, hours after shaken students began returning to the suburban high school that he allegedly turned into a bloody shooting gallery two days before. Dozens of Santana High School students appeared at the San Diego County Superior Court in El Cajon for Williams' arraignment.
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