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The E.O. Green School shooting was the February 12, 2008, killing of Lawrence "Larry" Fobes King (January 13, 1993 – February 13, 2008) who was a 15-year-old gay student at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard, California, United States. He was shot twice by fellow student, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney, and was kept on life support until he died two days later.

McInerney has been charged as an adult with premeditated murder with enhancements of discharge of a firearm and a hate crime. He is being held in lieu of US$770,000 bail, and faces a minimum sentence of 53 years imprisonment to a maximum life sentence.

Newsweek has described the shooting as "the most prominent gay-bias crime since the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard", bringing attention to issues of gun violence as well as gender expression and sexual identity of teenagers.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Brandon McInerney."
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