4 injured in LA middle school shooting

1 person in custody following Los Angeles school shooting

Los Angeles School Police Chief Steven Zipperman assured the public late Thursday morning that the school was secured.

A 30-year-old woman who was treated after the shooting was not hospitalized and the nature of her injury was not immediately known. The other victims are all in stable condition.

The Los Angeles Times notes Castro Middle School sits just across the street from Belmont High School, in a building that "used to be part of Belmont High when the high school had a higher enrollment".

The Sal Castro Middle School was placed on lockdown for several hours as the police cleared the premises.

A 12-year-old girl remains in Los Angeles County Central Juvenile Hall, booked for negligent discharge of a firearm.

Counselors will be on hand when classes go back in session Friday at Sal Castro Middle School, just a day after two students were shot in what police say was an accidental shooting. Three other people had minor face or head injuries, some from broken glass, but weren't shot, officials said.

A classmate of a 12-year-old girl considered a person of interest in a shooting at a Los Angeles school says it was an accident.

Two students - a 15-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy - were found with gunshot wounds and transported to local hospitals, according to authorities.




"We must remember that healing is possible and there are many resources here across the district and the city to help our young people and their families", said Garcia. Some parents cried as they hugged their children.

The suspect, a female student, is in custody, according to Bernal. "Someone made a decision to bring a gun, I guess someone was accidentally playing around with it", the 12-year-old identified as Benjamin said.

The two students who were shot are expected to survive, Sgt. Julie Spry, a Los Angeles School Police Department spokesperson, confirmed to CBS Los Angeles.

Spry said there was no further danger at the school.

The U.S. Gun Violence Archive, an organization that tracks shootings in the U.S., said there were more than 2,000 documented unintentional shootings in the country in 2017 alone.

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Vivian Ekchian told reporters she was "incredibly saddened by the fact that it happened".

A 12-year-old girl is in police custody following a high school shooting that left a teenage student fighting for his life.

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