LA School Officer To Be Fired Over Shooting Hoax

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The head of the Los Angeles Unified School District says he'll fire a school policeman over an alleged shooting hoax that touched off one of the largest manhunts in recent memory.

Superintendent Ramon Cortines tells KTLA-TV that he intends to
relieve Jeff Stenroos of his job Friday morning.

Stenroos claimed he was shot by a suspected car burglar near El
Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills on Jan. 19. A bullet
struck his armored vest and he was only bruised.

But some 9,000 students were sealed inside schools for hours as
hundreds of police searched seven square miles for a suspect.

On Thursday, Stenroos was arrested for filing a false police

Cortines apologized and says he's outraged at the waste of money
and energy.

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