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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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September 9, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The parents of the two students killed in the Santana High School shooting in 2001 offered to drop their lawsuit against the school district if it agreed to hold a conference on school violence. The district has refused, saying it held forums on the topic. Michelle and George Zuckor and Mari Gordon-Rayborn sued the district, saying that officials failed to detect warning signs in the behavior of Charles "Andy" Williams, who opened fire on the Santee campus on March 5, 2001.
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March 15, 2001
Re "O.C. School District to Crack Down on Bullies," March 13: If every school board in California passed a policy that punishes campus bullying as harshly as bringing a knife or bottle of vodka to school, the victims at Santana High School, including the shooter, will not have suffered in vain. Finally the root cause of these school shootings is being addressed. MARY STARR Glendale
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June 12, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The mother of Bryan Zuckor, one of two students killed in the March 5, 2001, shooting rampage at Santana High School, walked with his classmates during the graduation ceremony and accepted his diploma. Michelle Zuckor wore a purple graduation gown during Thursday's ceremony. Principal Gary Schwartzwald read a speech she prepared in which she offered congratulations to the class and expressed sorrow that her son could not be there. "I miss everything about Bryan," she wrote.
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June 21, 1990
The Assn. of Rowland Educators, the California Teachers Assn. affiliate of the Rowland Unified School District, has awarded three $200 scholarships to graduating seniors, each representing one of the district's three high schools. Criteria include academic record, character and an interest in public school service. The winners are Dylan Penrose, Rowland High School; Tiffany Davis, Nogales High School, and John Robert Jones, Santana High School.
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September 9, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The parents of the two students killed in the Santana High School shooting in 2001 offered to drop their lawsuit against the school district if it agreed to hold a conference on school violence. The district has refused, saying it held forums on the topic. Michelle and George Zuckor and Mari Gordon-Rayborn sued the district, saying that officials failed to detect warning signs in the behavior of Charles "Andy" Williams, who opened fire on the Santee campus on March 5, 2001.
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April 30, 1987
A Santana High School teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy after Sheriff's Department detectives obtained a search warrant for his home and found videotapes he allegedly showed the minor. Donald Bender, 56, of Lemon Grove was booked at County Jail, then released on his own recognizance. He was also booked on suspicion of exhibition of harmful matter to a minor, cultivation of marijuana and furnishing marijuana to a minor.
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June 12, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The mother of Bryan Zuckor, one of two students killed in the March 5, 2001, shooting rampage at Santana High School, walked with his classmates during the graduation ceremony and accepted his diploma. Michelle Zuckor wore a purple graduation gown during Thursday's ceremony. Principal Gary Schwartzwald read a speech she prepared in which she offered congratulations to the class and expressed sorrow that her son could not be there. "I miss everything about Bryan," she wrote.
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March 23, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 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.
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September 8, 2002 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Mike Brooder pulls into the student parking lot outside West Hills High School, wireless cameras record his face and license plate--doing the same to every car that follows. The cameras then track the 17-year-old senior as he walks up a concrete path, studies his schedule, scratches his chin, waves to friends and then wanders to class. Nearly every move Brooder makes--and every move of his 2,300 classmates--is captured and stored in the campus' database.
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August 16, 2002 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a day of emotional testimony by victims and their families, a judge on Thursday sentenced 16-year-old Charles "Andy" Williams to 50 years to life in prison for killing two students and wounding 13 others in a shooting rampage last year at Santana High School. Prosecutors, victims and the victims' families begged the judge to impose a maximum sentence of 425 years to life, which would have precluded parole for Williams.
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August 14, 2002 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office recommended a prison sentence of 425 years to life this week for 16-year-old Andy Williams, who pleaded guilty to last year's shooting rampage at Santana High School that killed two students and wounded 13 others. Defense attorneys have asked Superior Court Judge Herbert J. Exarhos for the minimum sentence of 50 years to life, noting that Williams has accepted responsibility for his crimes and expressed remorse.
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June 21, 2002 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles "Andy" Williams, 16, pleaded guilty Thursday to murdering two fellow students and wounding 11 others and two adults in a six-minute shooting rampage at Santana High School last year that traumatized a community and added to the agonized national debate about the causes of youth violence. Williams faces life in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 15 on two counts of murder and 13 counts of attempted murder. A teacher and campus monitor were also wounded in the attack.
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September 6, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father of accused Santana High School shooter Charles "Andy" Williams says his son was tormented by bullies but that the teenager has not offered any explanation for the rampage that left two students dead and 13 other people wounded. "He doesn't know why," Charles "Jeff" Williams told Diane Sawyer, co-anchor of ABC's "PrimeTime," in an interview to be broadcast tonight. "I've asked and he doesn't answer. He just looked down and shook his head."
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July 27, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The family of a Santana High School freshman slain during a campus shooting in March has filed a legal claim against the school district. Citing the "irreplaceable loss of a son, brother and grandchild," relatives of 14-year-old Bryan Zuckor seek unspecified compensation from the Grossmont Union High School District. The amount sought is listed as "the maximum allowed" under district insurance policies.
NEWS
March 8, 2001 | MARTHA GROVES and MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the jittery two days after the deadly shootings at Santana High School, at least 11 California students were arrested and several more suspended for reportedly making threats against classmates or bringing real or fake weapons to schools.
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June 15, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three months after her son was gunned down in a burst of campus violence that shocked the nation, Mari Gordon-Rayborn accepted his diploma Thursday in a graduation ceremony marked with tears. Dressed in a purple cap and gown at Santana High School, Gordon-Rayborn received a standing ovation when her son Randy's name was read and she was handed his diploma by principal Karen Degischer.
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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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