SEARCHABLE LIST OF SCHOOL RELATED SECURITY AND SAFETY INCIDENTS SINCE 1902

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Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Lakota High

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26-year-old Omero Mendez was sitting in his car parked on the Lakota Middle School campus to wait to pick up his girlfriend's son. There, he was confronted by 16-year-old Luis F. Cosgaya-Alvarez and two of his friends who were inside an SUV. Cosgaya-Alvarez flashed gang signs at Mendez, and then shot Mendez once in the head. Mendez later died of his injuries. Cosgaya-Alvarez was arrested a few days later in Seattle and was charged with murder.

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Source: Wiki-Shooting
  • Deaths: 1
  • Injuries: 0
  • City: Federal Way
  • State: Washington
  • Facility Type: K-12
  • Facility SubType: Secondary
  • Perpetrator: Luis F. Cosgaya-Alvarez
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: No
  • Perpetrator fate: Arrested
  • Included In 2002 Report: Yes
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