Norwalk Christian Elementary School closed early today - and will remain closed Friday - as a manhunt ensues for Christopher Jordan Dorner, the ex-LAPD cop suspected of gunning down three people, including a Riverside police officer. In a manifesto posted on his Facebook account, Dorner said he struck a student who called taunted him with a racial epitaph.
"A fellow student...called me a [expletive] on the playground," Dorner wrote. "My response was swift and non-lethal. I struck him fast and hard with a punch an (sic) kick. He cried and reported it to a teacher. The teacher reported it to the principal. The principal swatted [the student] for using a derogatory word toward me. He then for some unknown reason swatted me for striking [the student] in response to him calling me a [expletive]."
Sheriff's deputies swarmed the Norwalk elementary school Thursday after the manifesto was discovered online. Neither Norwalk Sheriff's officials or school administrators were available for comment.
Dorner is suspected of killing an Irvine couple on Sunday and shooting at police early this morning. Authorities say Dorner is armed with several weapons - including an automatic assault rifle - and warned residents not to approach him.
In the manifesto, Dorner also claims to have resided in Pico Rivera and Cerritos. He asked reporters to "investigate every location I resided in growing up. Find any incidents where I was ever accused of being a bully. You won't, because it doesn't exist."