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April 25, 1999 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few days after the Springfield, Ore., high school shootings last year, award-winning playwright William Mastrosimone sat down to dinner with his son and, in response to the usual question--"How was your day at school?"--got an answer that felt like a kick in the stomach. "We walked into school today and somebody had written on the blackboard, 'I'm going to kill everybody in this class and the teacher too,' " his eighth-grader told him.
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NATIONAL
January 17, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Two students were in stable condition after they were shot in the arm at a Philadelphia high school gym, police said Friday, and a suspect was in custody. The incident began shortly before 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Police Officer Tanya Little told the Los Angeles Times. A female student was shot in the left arm and a male student in the right arm, she said. The students, both 15, were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, she said. Delaware Valley Charter High School in the north part of the city was placed on lockdown, Little said, and officers cleared and dismissed students one by one.  As of 4:45 p.m., Little said, all students had been released and a suspect had been taken into custody.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An El Cajon student who wounded five people in a shooting rampage on a high school campus in March pleaded guilty Thursday and agreed to a life term with a possibility of parole. Under the agreement reached with prosecutors, Jason A. Hoffman will serve at least 17 years for discharging a firearm. After this sentence is completed, he will begin serving a life term for the attempted murder of Granite Hills High School Vice Principal Daniel Barnes. Hoffman, 18, appeared grim throughout the hearing.
NATIONAL
November 13, 2013 | By Michael Muskal and Matt Pearce
Three teenagers were injured in a shooting after they left their Pittsburgh high school Wednesday afternoon, and authorities say they are questioning six people in connection with the incident. The shooting may be tied to a drug-related fight at the school last month, police spokeswoman Diane Richard told reporters. The fight had led to a lockdown of the 1,400-student campus, she said. The shooting took place around 3 p.m. outside Brashear High School. Officials said as many as three gunmen were involved and that they fled through the nearby woods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Two San Fernando Valley men were charged Monday with attempted murder in connection with the Sept. 9 drive-by shooting that seriously wounded three Taft High School students, the district attorney's office said. Terry Boyd Taylor and Kristopher James Govea, both 20, also were charged with aggravated mayhem and gun and gang crimes. They are being held on $2-million bail and could be sentenced to life if convicted.
NATIONAL
January 17, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Two students were in stable condition after they were shot in the arm at a Philadelphia high school gym, police said Friday, and a suspect was in custody. The incident began shortly before 3:30 p.m., Philadelphia Police Officer Tanya Little told the Los Angeles Times. A female student was shot in the left arm and a male student in the right arm, she said. The students, both 15, were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, she said. Delaware Valley Charter High School in the north part of the city was placed on lockdown, Little said, and officers cleared and dismissed students one by one.  As of 4:45 p.m., Little said, all students had been released and a suspect had been taken into custody.
NATIONAL
February 27, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Five students were shot when a gunman opened fire at an Ohio high school Monday morning, authorities reported. The gunman was quickly taken into custody.  The shooter was apparently chased from the building and surrendered, Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland told reporters in a televised news conference outside Chardon High School about 30 miles east of Cleveland. Early reports suggested that the gunman was also a student, though officials were still investigating.
OPINION
March 11, 2001
After digesting myriad articles on the Santee tragedy, I am struck by how many of our so-called leaders refused to be drawn into any kind of constructive action regarding the increasing malevolence of teenage violence in the U.S. As conservatives and liberals alike are stuck on school safety, gun control and criminal prosecution issues, everyone seems to be avoiding the more difficult concern of taking violent threats seriously. More "interventionism," whether liberal or conservative, is needed if we are to be realistically able to stem the bloody tide of school shootings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1999
Los Angeles police on Tuesday identified the man who allegedly shot a Palisades High School student and football coach Monday as Sheldon Pearce, 20, of Los Angeles. He is expected to be charged Wednesday in the shooting of 18-year-old Vontray Gardner and coach Ron Price, 62, after an apparent fight just before school let out Monday, police said. Pearce and three other suspects, two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old, were arrested shortly after the 2:30 p.m.
NATIONAL
October 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A 15-year-old boy who police said was shot in the forehead by a fellow high school student has died, hospital officials said. Seth Bartell is the second victim of the Sept. 24 shooting at Rocori High School in Cold Spring, a town about 60 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. The teen died moments before a news conference at which hospital officials said the boy's condition had worsened because of complications from the bullet that remained in his head.
NATIONAL
February 27, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Five students were shot when a gunman opened fire at an Ohio high school Monday morning, authorities reported. The gunman was quickly taken into custody.  The shooter was apparently chased from the building and surrendered, Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland told reporters in a televised news conference outside Chardon High School about 30 miles east of Cleveland. Early reports suggested that the gunman was also a student, though officials were still investigating.
NATIONAL
February 27, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
One student was killed and four were injured in a shooting Monday morning at a high school in suburban Chardon, Ohio, authorities have reported. A suspect was taken into custody, but his name was being withheld because he's a juvenile, said Chardon Police Chief Timothy McKenna. The suspect, who is believed to be a student at the school, has yet to be charged, the chief said. McKenna announced the death and injuries in a televised briefing. The injured students were hospitalized, McKenna said, but he gave no additional details on their conditions.
SPORTS
October 3, 2009 | Diane Pucin, staff and wire reports
Ninth-grader Alexis Thompson shot a three-under-par 69 on Friday for a share of the lead with top-ranked Lorena Ochoa and three others after the second round of the Navistar LPGA Classic at Prattville, Ala. The 14-year-old Thompson, from Coral Springs, Fla., is trying to become youngest winner in LPGA Tour history. Marlene Hagge won the 1952 Sarasota Open 14 days after her 18th birthday and took the Bakersfield Open two months later, but both were 18-hole events. Paula Creamer won the 2005 Sybase Classic at 18 years 9 months to become the youngest winner of a full tournament.
NATIONAL
February 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A high school freshman armed with a handgun shot and wounded a sophomore at Roseburg High School and then walked to a restaurant, where customers watched as he stood outside and put the gun to his head, authorities said. The 14-year-old surrendered when police confronted him. Sophomore Joseph Monti, 16, was hospitalized with wounds to the chest and abdomen. He was shot four times, police said. They gave no motive for the shooting.
NATIONAL
February 10, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A 16-year-old student wounded a special-education teacher in the leg when he fired three blasts from a pump-action, 12-gauge shotgun in an Albany high school hallway, authorities said. The student, a junior, was arrested at the school, police said. He pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder and was being held in jail. Police did not immediately disclose a motive for the shooting, which sent Columbia High School into lockdown before the arrest.
NATIONAL
October 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A 15-year-old boy who police said was shot in the forehead by a fellow high school student has died, hospital officials said. Seth Bartell is the second victim of the Sept. 24 shooting at Rocori High School in Cold Spring, a town about 60 miles northwest of the Twin Cities. The teen died moments before a news conference at which hospital officials said the boy's condition had worsened because of complications from the bullet that remained in his head.
NEWS
April 21, 1999 | JULIE CART and ERIC SLATER and STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Laughing as they killed, two youths clad in dark ski masks and long black coats fired handguns at will and blithely tossed pipe bombs into a crowd of their terrified classmates Tuesday inside a suburban high school southwest of Denver, littering halls with as many as 23 bodies and wounding at least 25 others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Two San Fernando Valley men were charged Monday with attempted murder in connection with the Sept. 9 drive-by shooting that seriously wounded three Taft High School students, the district attorney's office said. Terry Boyd Taylor and Kristopher James Govea, both 20, also were charged with aggravated mayhem and gun and gang crimes. They are being held on $2-million bail and could be sentenced to life if convicted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An El Cajon student who wounded five people in a shooting rampage on a high school campus in March pleaded guilty Thursday and agreed to a life term with a possibility of parole. Under the agreement reached with prosecutors, Jason A. Hoffman will serve at least 17 years for discharging a firearm. After this sentence is completed, he will begin serving a life term for the attempted murder of Granite Hills High School Vice Principal Daniel Barnes. Hoffman, 18, appeared grim throughout the hearing.
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