March 11, 2001 |
Randy Gordon, one of two students killed in the shooting rampage at Santana High School, was remembered Saturday as a cheerful youth who loved bowling, cross country running and Tom Clancy novels and dreamed of serving in the Navy upon graduation. "He won't be graduating this year; he's been promoted to the kingdom of God," the Rev. Phil Herrington told 750 people who came to Sonrise Community Church to mourn Gordon's tragic death and celebrate his life.
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April 21, 2001 |
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.
March 26, 2001 |
The two students accused of opening fire on their high schools in suburban San Diego will be arraigned in the same court this afternoon. Charles Andrew Williams, 15, and Jason Hoffman, 18, coincidentally had their appearances in El Cajon Superior Court scheduled for 1:30 p.m., a jail clerk said Sunday. Williams is accused of killing two classmates and wounding 13 other people in a March 5 rampage at Santana High School in Santee. He has not entered a plea.
March 23, 2001 |
Charles Andrew Williams, accused of killing two students and wounding 13 people in the town of Santee, will make his second court appearance this month on Monday, but the diminutive alleged gunman will still not enter a plea.
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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)
March 6, 2001 |
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.