Calabasas High Teacher Among Wounded in LAX Shooting

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A Calabasas High School teacher was waiting for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday when he came face to face with a man toting a gun.


Calabasas High School teacher Brian Ludmer is shown at left in theater class. He was shot in the leg at LAX on Friday. (Credit: Las Virgenes Unifed School District)

As the gunman took aim, Brian Ludmer turned to run and dived away, but he was struck at least once in the leg, said Las Virgenes schools Supt. Dan Stepenosky.

Ludmer, 29, underwent surgery at a Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and came out about 4:30 p.m. Friday, said Stepenosky, relaying a report from Calabasas Principal C.J. Foss.

Ludmer was expected to need more surgery, but “it is all going in a good direction,” Stepenosky said.

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