THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA) – A hit-and-run at Thousand Oaks High School has left one woman in critical condition and a teen in custody, authorities say.
Thousand Oaks police officers responded Friday at 8:14 p.m. to a report of an assault with a vehicle in the parking lot of the high school, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
An investigation revealed that a theft occurred — possibly candy — and the victim attempted to stand in front of the suspect’s vehicle to prevent him from leaving.
The 16-year-old driver allegedly struck the woman, causing her to fall down.
The teen continued to drive over the victim – a 50-year-old woman – causing life-threatening injuries, according to authorities. The teen then fled the scene.
Deputies later found the suspect near his home in Thousand Oaks, where he was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
The woman was identified by the Conejo Valley Unified School District as Lisa Solis, a Thousand Oaks High School activities assistant.
Solis was taken to Los Robles Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
KCAL9’s Greg Mills went to the school on Saturday and found a campus in shock.
“She is an amazing mom and friend,” said Paula Nathan, the school’s PTSA president, about Solis.
Nathan says Solis has children in the Conejo Valley School District, including at least one child who attends Thousand Oaks High.
“Everybody knows Lisa,” Nathan says, “because when you need to schedule something at school, she’s the one that does it.”
Mills reported that the campus is still reeling from the aftermath of the Borderline Grill shootings and the massive wildfires that tore through Thousand Oaks last year.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by the victim’s sister.