LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A pretrial hearing took place Friday for Jeff Stenroos, the school police officer accused of lying about being shot by a burglary suspect in Woodland Hills.

Stenroos, 30, faces four felony counts, including filing a false police report.

He’s accused of faking his own shooting while on duty outside El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills this past January.

The school was placed on lockdown while more than 500 officers converged on the area to find the gunman. Prosecutors say the manhunt cost the city and the Los Angeles Unified School District $400, 000.

Stenroos is on paid administrative leave from the district and is free on $30,000 bail. He faces up to five years in prison.

Stenroos will return to court on Aug. 10.

Comments (5)
  1. Jason Schwartz says:

    I hope they make him do community service, like cleaning graffiti or cleaning the trash along the highway, to pay back the cost for this whole circus also.

    1. whipped1 says:

      True that!! I read he worked at Cleveland HS, explains he’s behavior. The place is full of criminal LAUSD teachers, what in the past 5 years how many teachers were investigated for wrong doings?! The whole scandal involving the Magnet teacher mr. Patton sleeping with students. The magnet teacher who was caught having sex with her lover in the bathroom. The teacher with all the weapons who went crazy. Now this, it’s breeding crazies

  2. PoKer says:

    I think he should run for mayor

  3. Realistic says:

    The idiot is obviously protecting someone

  4. Longball magraw says:

    I worked with Jeff for several years and was one of the nicest, professional, giving, and most likable guy. Hang in there buddy

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