Teacher wounded at LAX shooting upgraded to good condition

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This photo provided by the Calabasas Courier, a student publication of Calabasas, Calif., High School, shows teacher Brian Ludmer in September, 2012. (AP Photo/Calabasas Courier)

This photo provided by the Calabasas Courier, a student publication of Calabasas, Calif., High School, shows teacher Brian Ludmer in September, 2012. (AP Photo/Calabasas Courier)

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Calabasas High School performing arts teacher who was wounded in the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport was upgraded today to good condition, although he will need an additional surgery on a broken leg.

Brian Ludmer, 29, was among those injured during Friday’s shooting in Terminal 3 of the airport. He has been hospitalized at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ever since.

According to a statement from the hospital, Ludmer will need at least one additional surgery for a “leg fractured by a bullet wound, along with extensive physical therapy.”

School and district officials said Ludmer crawled into a closet after he was shot. He was found by a police officer a short time later and taken to the hospital.

Calabasas High School principal C.J. Foss told KNX Newsradio that she met with the wounded teacher over the weekend.

“He is nervous about what’s going to happen with his disability,” Foss said. “He isn’t sure, so were looking into all of that and trying to figure out what we can do to help him.”

Students at the school are expected to hold a rally against gun violence at the campus tomorrow, KNX reported.

Ludmer has worked at the school for about a year and a half.

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