People comfort each other as they stand near the scene Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where a gunman opened fire Wednesday inside a country dance bar crowded with hundreds of people on "college night," wounding multiple people including a deputy who rushed to the scene. (AP/Mark J. Terrill)

Don't blame PTSD: Thousand Oaks shooter allegedly assaulted high school coach before Marines

“He attacked me. He attacked his high school track coach,” Dominique Colell recalled. “Who does that?”


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TOM BOGGIONI
November 9, 2018 3:55PM (UTC)
This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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In an interview KCAL, a former high school coach claimed that Thousand Oaks shooter Ian David Long attacked and sexually groped her 10 years ago, but that she never reported it, instead just kicking him off the track team.

Long is reportedly responsible for a mass shooting at Thousand Oaks bar that left 12 dead, and then turned the gun on himself.

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Speaking with local reporters, Dominique Colell recalled the incident that began with a dispute over a cell phone and ended with Long groping her as he grappled with her over the phone.

“He attacked me. He attacked his high school track coach,” said Colell. “Who does that?”

According to Colell, she found the phone and was attempting to see who owned it, when Long blew up at her.

“Ian came up and started screaming at me that was his phone,” Colelle explained. “He just started grabbing me. He groped my stomach. He groped my butt. I pushed him off me and said after that — ‘you’re off the team.’ “

But Colell says she was encouraged by other coaches and officials at Newbury Park High School to accept his apology and not do anything that would ruin his future in the Marine Corps.

“I should have reported it then,” said Colell.

You can watch the video below via KCAL:


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