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
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