• Shots Fired at LA Chabad School

    A suspicious individual was shot right outside the Lubavitch girls’ High School in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon. Police and paramedics responded to the Ohel Chana High School, located inside Etz Jacob Congregation on the 7600 block of Beverly Boulevard, at 12:24 p.m. • Full Story

    The Yeshiva World

    A suspicious individual was shot right outside the Lubavitch girls’ High School in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon.

    Police and paramedics responded to the Ohel Chana High School, located inside Etz Jacob Congregation on the 7600 block of Beverly Boulevard, at 12:24 p.m.

    In an email to parents, the school said it’s security guard observed the man canvassing the outside of the school.

    When the suspect was confronted, he became “belligerent” and was shot in the leg. The victim was conscious and breathing and was transported to a local hospital.

    The security guard, was taken into custody for questioning.

    Authorities initially identified the victim as in his 30s.

    The victim filmed the entire incident and uploaded video to YouTube. One video shows the man observing Frum girls on the street while wondering aloud if it’s a “Jewish tradition” that they are dressed a certain way. He circles the building while filming and making comments. He is confronted by a security guard, who repeatedly asks him to stay away from the building.

    At one point, the victim approached a security guard standing behind a fence. The guard drew a firearm and pointed it low, holding it steady for several minutes. The gun then appears to go off in his hand. It’s not clear from the video whether the shooting was intentional.

    The individual began shouting “(Expletive) shot me. (Expletive) shot me in the leg!”

    The individual continued filming as bystanders and then paramedics come by to provide assistance.

    The circumstances of the shooting were under investigation.

    Letter from the school:

    Dear OCHS Parents,

    We want to inform you about an incident that took place at the school this afternoon.

    An individual was canvassing the outside of the school building.  When he was confronted by our school security guard.  After becoming belligerent, the security guard did shoot him in the leg (he is not critically injured).

    We are happy to inform you that absolutely no students were hurt or in danger at any time during this period.

    As a precautionary measure, the school building was put on lockdown and will continue to be on lockdown until further notice that all has been cleared by the police.

    The students are currently being given extra time to relax before going into class.  We davened an early mincha and will keep posted.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Best regards,
    Mrs. Farkash & Rabbi Mendel Goldman

    Ohel Chana High School
    7659 Beverly Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    323-954-0900 phone
    323-954-0910 fax


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    1. The photographer Furry Potato filmed NO students, there was no indication that this was a school and your security guard had no business being armed on a public sidewalk. Anyone who is on a public sidewalk can film or be filmed that is the law. She was not beliligerent, jus very careful not to turn her back on an armed man. She is a veteran and was not breaking the law, just appreciating your architecture. At no point did she attempt to enter the building, look in windows or anything. Your gates are wonderfully decorated and that was why she was filming. Sorry if you felt victimized by a citizen NOT breaking the law and not doing anything wrong but she gets treated badly simply by being a free American citizen. This could mean a lawsuit with the Synagogue, Security Company and Guard all called as Defendants. My advice to you would be to reach out and settle something and apologize oto her.

      Gillian Gardner
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