October 10th, 2010
07:19 AM ET

Teen shot at California grade school, police say

A 14-year-old was shot three times on the grounds of an elementary school in southern California, and authorities suspect the crime is gang-related.

A male approached the teen on the grounds of Topaz Elementary School in Fullerton, said Sgt. Andrew Goodrich of the Fullerton Police Department. The Saturday night shooting happened in Orange County, just outside of Los Angeles County. The school was closed at the time of the shooting.

The wounds don't appear life threatening, said Goodrich.
Police did not have a detailed description of the shooter.

Police said they did not immediately know of a motive, but Goodrich said  a gang unit is investigating.

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  1. phil

    ...I was able to get away from all of them, and ran down the hallway to the sound of gunfire and bullets richocheting. Later, the principal called me into his office and I was expelled. He stated that expelling one of the gangstas would only give rise to rioting. That's how colorado springs,CO began it's desegragation back inn the 70's. To this day, any court proceedings related to gang activity are done behind closed doors with no public media coverage. colorado springs, home of the rat-wand moral majority fungus on the family must appear, at all costs, to be special. but believe you me...it ain't. this account was related painstakingly over more than two hours. and i'm glad the account of my sisters experience has been told. Her name is Judy....I love her....and you nighghors that raoped her better hope we never cross paths.

    October 10, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. millard

    The black community needs to stop making excuses for these teens.millardiverson@yahoo.com

    October 10, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. tomcat

    Phil I went through the segregation fiasco here in Texas. My Dad rest his soul gave me the black jack his dad used in the mines in PA. A fractured jaw on one and broken orbit on the other got me ten whacks with a paddle but alot of respect too

    October 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. phil

    I remeber those paddles. Back then, even the school bus drivers had paddles. Oddly enough they hardly ever used them. Getting on the bus, that paddle was right there staring at you as if to say "go ahead, make my day" Kids mostly behaved though. (except for the last day of the school year when we knew it would be next fall before we saw that paddle again)

    October 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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