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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
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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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.
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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.
NEWS
April 25, 2001 | Associated Press
An 18-year-old Maryland man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he sent Internet messages threatening to stage a repeat of a school shooting at Santana High School. Patrick A. Smith of Walkersville, Md., was bound over for a preliminary hearing May 11 on two felony counts of making criminal threats.
SPORTS
May 13, 1986
Santana High School took over the top spot in The Times' San Diego County high school baseball poll, after beating former No. 1 Valhalla, 10-0, Monday. The Sultans (19-2 overall) were ranked first earlier in the season before a 10-1 loss to Valhalla dropped them to third. Valhalla is third this week. Sweetwater makes its first appearance in the poll at No. 8. The Red Devils (7-2, 10-10) beat No. 9 Montgomery for the second time last week, and lead the Metro-Mesa League. The poll: Pos.
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April 7, 2001 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As security was tightened at a Tustin high school and a bomb squad combed a Garden Grove campus Friday, law enforcement officials said threats of violence at Orange County schools just keep coming. Since the shootings in Santee and neighboring El Cajon in San Diego County, the Orange County Sheriff's Department has investigated more than 60 school threats in south Orange County, said spokesman Steve Doan.
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April 4, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Antelope Valley girl who was sued for reporting a boy's threats on her high school campus is supporting state legislation that would protect student tipsters from lawsuits such as the one that left her family with a $40,000 legal bill. Kristina Tapia, 17, and her parents endorsed the proposed legislation, which comes after Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Frank Y.
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