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Student kills instructor during security-guard class at downtown L.A. vocational school

February 23, 2011 |  4:46 pm

A student fatally shot a teacher during a security-guard class at a downtown L.A. vocational school, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The shooting occurred at the Coast Career Institute on 1300 block of south Hill Street. It was reported around 4 p.m.

Police officials were trying to determine details, but sources told The Times that the shooting occurred inside a classroom at the adult vocational facility.

A suspect was in custody and a gun has been recovered, the sources said.

The motive was unclear.

-- Andrew Blankstein