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16-year-old sniper in San Diego

Title
16-year-old sniper in San Diego
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
30 Jan 1979
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:03:13
Description
Steve Wiegand reports back on an incident at Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California, where a 16-year-old old girl carried out a shooting spree. Male studio reporter not identified. (The girl was later identified as Brenda Ann Spencer. Principal Burton Wragg and head custodian Mike Suchar were killed, 8 children and a police officer sustained wounds. The incident inspired the song, I Don’t Like Mondays, by The Boomtown Rats).
Contributors
Steve Wiegand
Keywords
California; USA; Deaths; Adolescents; Homicide; Schools; Guns; Firearms; Schoolchildren; San Diego; Brenda Ann Spencer; Cleveland Elementary School

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