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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:31 pm

A man is being treated for a gunshot wound after attempting suicide in a field next to Victor School Wednesday afternoon, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred after students had been released from school, but deputies interviewed a teenage boy who was a witness, Sgt Nellie Stone said.

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2 comments:

  • Nora Rowland posted at 9:02 pm on Fri, May 17, 2013.

    Nora Posts: 8

    Marti,
    I totally agree. I didn't see anything on the news about it and the one blurb in the Sentinel. Our children are track teammates with the daughter of this man. I am very surprised by the lack of coverage especially at a school.

     
  • MARTI SPORLEDER posted at 11:21 am on Thu, May 16, 2013.

    MSPORLEDER Posts: 1

    It is disturbing how loosely this serious incident is being reported. I only know what I know as I live in close proximity to the school and my daughter was among many students that remained on campus for the after school program when this occurred. A man came to Victor school with a GUN and shot himself on school property. This was on the edge of the Victor school campus depending on what the school is calling their campus? Only a few feet from the blacktop, a corner school fence and in close proximity to where kids were doing their homework in a portable. Not in the middle of some tilled field. This incident happened "ON" school property as the Lodi unified school district owns this ground. Victor school is a small and rural school that seems to be forgotten at times and lacks adequate fencing. What can be done to keep our kids safe? This could have easily turned into a massacre of innocence and then suicide! This is in our backyard and personally hits home for me.

     
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