A school police officer was charged Thursday with falsely claiming he was shot outside a high school - a report that led authorities to seal thousands of youngsters inside classrooms and scour miles of the San Fernando Valley for a gunman in January.
Jeff Stenroos, 30, was charged with four felony counts of perjury, filing a false insurance claim, preparing a false police report and preparing false evidence. He also was charged with a misdemeanor count of falsely reporting an emergency.
Stenroos faces up to five years in state prison if convicted. He was free on $20,000 bail pending a March 23 arraignment.
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