Coast Career Institute Holds Memorial Service for Beloved Instructor

Friends, family, students and fellow faculty attended a 12:00 pm memorial service for instructor Roberto Herrera, who was shot by a student on Wednesday, February 23rd.

Mar 01, 2011, 20:13 ET from Coast Career Institute Public Relations

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Wednesday, a student in a private security guard class at the Coast Career Institute, a vocational school in Los Angeles, opened fire on the class instructor, 44 year old Roberto Herrera. In order to pay its respects to the victim of the shooting and all who were close to him, Coast Career Institute organized a memorial service for Herrera's friends, family, students, and colleagues at 12 pm on Monday, February 28th. Los Angeles's KTLA was one of the media outlets present to cover the memorial service.

Roberto Herrera had been teaching at Coast Career Institute for over 3 years as a full time instructor. Beloved by many and described as a friendly and personable individual, the recent shooting is especially puzzling for those who knew Herrera personally, both in and out of the workplace. While the police have yet to extract a clear motivation for the shooting from the student involved in the killing, it is being described as a purely personal reason as the suspect did not shoot at anyone else present in the classroom.  Herrera left behind a fiancee as well as many friends and family members.

Dedicated to providing students with life-changing, specialized enrichment, Coast Career Institute in Los Angeles is embraced by students seeking training in everything from private security and solar installation to diagnostic medical sonography and optical dispensing. While the recent tragedy at Coast Career Institute will undoubtedly cause grief for years to come, classes will be resuming this week. Coast Career Institute is located in the heart of downtown LA, and has been one of the premier trade schools in Los Angeles for over forty years.

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