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The Lindhurst High School shooting was a school shooting and subsequent siege that occurred on May 1, 1992, at Lindhurst High School in Olivehurst, California, United States. The gunman, a 20-year-old[, was a former student at Lindhurst High School. The gunman killed three students and one teacher and wounded nine students and a teacher before surrendering to police.

The gunman arrived on campus armed with a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun and a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle around 2:40 p.m. on May 1. As he entered the school, he fatally shot teacher Robert Brens, his civics teacher during his senior year. He then shot and killed Judy Davis, a 17-year-old student inside Brens' classroom. The gunman then walked through the hallway outside the classroom and fatally shot student Jason Edward White in the chest. Further on, the gunman pointed his shotgun at another student, Angela Welch, but before he could fire his weapon, another student, 16-year-old Beamon Aton Hill, pushed her to safety, taking a fatal shotgun blast to the side of his head. Ten others were injured by the gunfire.

The gunman then entered a classroom with about 25 to 30 students inside. According to reports, the gunman would send student Andrew Parks to retrieve more hostages, threatening that if he did not come back he would kill another student, and eventually held over 80 students hostage. He engaged in an eight-hour standoff with police before surrendering to authorities.