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In Memoriam: Santana Shooting 11th Anniversary

Photos of this year's impromptu memorial left in remembrance of the tragic day 11 years ago that rocked Santee to its core.

Monday is the 11th anniversary of the Santana High School shootings, in which Bryan Zuckor and Randy Gordon were killed and many others wounded. It is a day to honor and remember those that were lost.

Each year on the anniversary of the shooting the school identifying marker at the front of the Santana High School campus is beautified with new flowers planted and bouquets left in memory, posters showing love for those lost and injured left by their loved ones, and balloons and pinwheels brighten the scene. This year was no different, see the impromptu memorial set up this year in the photos above.

Last year was the 10th anniversary, a time for memorial and reflection, and these stories were the result:

The thought and memory of those lost will be close to our hearts today. If you'd like to share some of your feelings on this anniversary, you are welcome to comment below.

Bryceson Cabading March 06, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Scott, let me ask you this- do you currently go to Santana, like me? Do you even know how Santana honors our fallen? Every day on March 5th, we hold a moment of silence for the boys who died on that day. And every week on which the date March 5th falls, Santana holds a week long festival of activities designed to promote peace, love, and understanding among our school community, such as holding open conferences with students to talk about their issues and inviting students to join together to talk about why the shooting happened, and how we can prevent such a tragedy from ever occurring again. And of course, if you even bothered to look at the front of the school every year on which this date falls, you would see that many students, teachers, and other people in the community honor the fallen boys with flowers, pictures, and memories long since past. We have always honored the boys in this way, and we always will. But even as we do all of these things, we must also remember that the shooting 11 years ago is not what defines our school, and it does not define our community. We will always remember what happened that day, but we are also moving on to new and brighter things. So sorry if lowering the flag isn't enough for you. It's a shame that you don't know half of what goes on in Santana during this solemn week.
Doug Curlee March 06, 2012 at 03:37 AM
scott.. this is a dumb argument we're having here. but..you don't consider a school a public, governmental building?..i do, and i'm damned sure the state and federal governments do, too.. i'm glad your son was heroic and glad he survived..some people didn't.. an argument over whether or not to lower the flag detracts from the solemnity of the week for all.. can't we all just..get along?.. doug
Bryceson Cabading March 06, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Scott, I was personally affected by the shooting too. My older brother was at school that day, in the line of fire. What difference does lowering the flag make? It doesn't mean anything. What actually matters is the steps that the school is taking to proactively educate students about the shooting to prevent it from happening again.
Tina Hunt-Nunez March 05, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Today, Tuesday March 5 not Monday in your report.
Tina Hunt-Nunez March 05, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Today, Tuesday March 5 not Monday in your report.
Tina Hunt-Nunez March 05, 2013 at 03:52 PM
It's today the 5th, not yesterday the 4th
bme March 05, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Tina, this article is a year old, which is why it says Monday (2012)

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