Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

While Fullerton College had been the site of various crimes since 1913, nearly all of those had been petty, minor offenses. All of that was to change in the 1970s when a series of terrible crimes hit the campus. In early January 1976, a 22-year-old co-ed was abducted from the parking lot near the tennis courts at 1:30 p.m., and then beaten, raped, and left for dead in a field in El Toro (now Lake Forest). The co-ed was able to describe her attacker and the composite sketch led to the arrest and conviction of serial killer Kenneth Richard Hulbert. That horrific crime was to be followed by a shooting on September 26, 1977. Gerald Uejima, 22, of Anaheim, drove his car to the entrance of the Business Building, walked into the Individualized Self-Pacing typing room, and shot aide Terry Harris in the hip before turning his rifle on himself. Uejima fired five shots into the room before his rifle jammed. After these incidents, the campus stepped up security, including installing lights in the tennis courts. Despite calls for the campus to have protection of its own, the Fullerton Police Department continued to patrol the area.
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