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Gardena High School was scene of 2002 shooting

Gardena High School has been touched by violence before. In early 2002, two students were seriously wounded in a campus shooting that resulted from a botched robbery.

In that incident, three students confronted a fellow student between classes outside a restroom and demanded money. When the student said he didn’t have any and turned to walk away, he was shot in the back. Another student, a bystander, was also shot. The injured students later recovered.

The shooting lead to a campus lock down that stretched into the night as police combed the school looking for the shooters.

Three students were arrested. Kory Dewayne Corothers, the then-17-year-old student identified as the shooter, was later sentenced to seven years in prison. The other two, considered accomplices in the crime, were given 1-year jail terms.


Photos: Gardena High School shooting

Suspect in Gardena High School shooting surrenders; students in classroom safe

Alleged student gunman holed up in Gardena High School classroom; students hit in head, neck

-- Steve Marble

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i remember this, the smart kids snuck out before school was even over....


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