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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 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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August 22, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A task force formed after shooting rampages at two high schools in eastern San Diego County has recommended that additional police be stationed on campuses and more parents and other "appropriate, caring" adults get involved with schools. Still, the group concluded that "available research establishes that there is no way to predict or 'profile' a school shooter."
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August 22, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A task force formed after shooting rampages at two high schools in eastern San Diego County has recommended that additional police be stationed on campuses and more parents and other "appropriate, caring" adults get involved with schools. Still, the group concluded that "available research establishes that there is no way to predict or 'profile' a school shooter."
NEWS
March 7, 2001 | MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caution was as much a part of Brian Zuckor's life as bikes and skateboards and silly antics with friends. The 14-year-old loved performing stunts on his bike, but he wore a helmet. He loved being with friends, but for five years he did not attend public school; his parents chose instead to teach him at home--and keep him safe. But a year ago, persuaded by her son's pleas, Michelle Zuckor enrolled Brian in Santana High School. The Zuckors gave the boy a cell phone. A safety precaution.
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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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October 30, 1991 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested after shooting his father to death during an argument over a report card the child had hidden, police homicide detectives said. The report card dispute may have served as the "catalyst" for Monday night's shooting, National City Police Detective Lanny Roark said, but he emphasized that the violence "did not hinge solely on the one report card incident." Investigators did not specify other circumstances surrounding the shooting.
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March 6, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD KEN ELLINGWOOD and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Carrying a black revolver and wearing an enigmatic smile, a diminutive 15-year-old boy opened fire on the campus of a suburban San Diego high school Monday morning, killing two students and injuring 13 other people. Authorities said Charles Andrew Williams was fulfilling months of threats that most of his friends at Santana High School thought were a joke. Williams terrorized the school, firing randomly inside a bathroom and around a campus courtyard, authorities said.
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March 24, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft on Friday said the El Cajon shooting should prompt society--and the media and entertainment industries--to examine why some young people embrace an "ethic of violence" as a solution to their problems. But he rejected calls for more gun control.
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August 5, 1990 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego County district attorney's office is nearing the conclusion of its "intensive" investigation into the much-publicized killing almost 10 weeks ago of a 12-year-old Mexican boy who was shot shortly after he illegally crossed the border into the United States bound for Stanton. Luis M.
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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.
NEWS
April 12, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the third time in little more than a month, gunfire erupted Wednesday in an unlikely setting of suburban San Diego County: this time, in a church-run apartment complex for the elderly. Police said a six-year resident who was about to be evicted shot and killed three people, exchanged shots with police and then committed suicide. Police found the gunman's body on an upper floor of the high-rise after a search that took several hours.
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 24, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft on Friday said the El Cajon shooting should prompt society--and the media and entertainment industries--to examine why some young people embrace an "ethic of violence" as a solution to their problems. But he rejected calls for more gun control.
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.
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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
December 22, 1988
Two men, believed to be border bandits, were shot to death after they opened fire on police and Border Patrol agents just north of the international border at San Ysidro, authorities said. Other assailants were involved in the shooting, although authorities did not immediately say whether any arrests had been made.
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 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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