Coronado High School graduate tragically killed in Thousand Oaks shooting

CORONADO (KUSI) – 2014 Coronado High School graduate, Justin Meek, was tragically killed in the Thousand Oaks shooting. Meek was only 23 years old.

After graduating from Coronado High School, Meek attended and recently graduated from Cal Lutheran. The Cal Lutheran campus was only a few miles from where the shooting took place. Meek was working as a bouncer for the bar and was helping get people out of the building by lifting them up to high windows in order to escape.

While a student at Coronado High School, Meek was the mascot, and was once interviewed on the Prep Pigskin Report.

Justin’s mother published a statement to her personal Facebook page about the loss of her son.

Cal Lutheran has issued the following statement about the tragic incident:

The Cal Lutheran community is filled with sorrow over the violent events that took place last night a few miles from campus in Thousand Oaks. Sadly, we have learned from the family that a recent graduate, Justin Meek, 23, is one of the precious lives cut short in this tragedy. Meek heroically saved lives in the incident.

We know that many community members are looking for ways to help and to reach out. We encourage you to give blood locally. To make a cash donation to support affected community members, visit the Ventura County Community Foundation at

Today at 11:25 a.m. in Samuelson Chapel, the campus community will gather together in its first public act of mourning. At 6 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. in the same chapel, there will be a Catholic Rosary and then a campus gathering. All are welcome to attend. We will pray, begin to comfort one another in our grief, and hold the families, friends and loved ones of the victims in our hearts. Cal Lutheran wraps its arms around the Meek family and other families, and around every member of this community of caring.

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