Los Angeles middle school shooting was an accidental discharge

Los Angeles middle school shooting was an accidental discharge

At a school event last month where good attendance certificates were presented, Principal Erick Mitchell said the campus is becoming a destination for families who want a smaller school setting, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The episode occurred at Salvador B. Castro Middle School in Los Angeles and the suspect - who has not been named - was taken into custody minutes later.

More than 33,000 people die annually in the United States from gun-related deaths - two thirds of them suicides - according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The girl, who has not been identified because she is a minor, was charged with one count each of minor in possession of a firearm and weapon on a school grounds in connection with the Westlake district shooting Thursday morning.

Aerial TV footage showed a handcuffed female suspect being taken into custody and placed into a patrol vehicle while police went room to room, leading students out with their hands behind their backs.

When police arrived, they found a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head, a 15-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the wrist, and three other students with minor injuries. Several others suffered minor injuries.

The city's mayor Eric Garcetti was quoted as saying by a local news outlet, City News Service, that the girl's parents are believed to be separated, and her father has allegedly denied that he owns the weapon.

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The kids said a student had been shot.

Alexandria Colon, Sabrina's 13-year-old sister, said the school doesn't have major problems with bullying or gangs, like Belmont High School across the street. "They thought it was a fake gun". Apparently, this shooting was an accidental discharge of just one round from inside a backpack.

Between 2000 and 2013, almost 17 per cent of 160 so-called active shooter incidents in the USA were in elementary, middle or high schools, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation report.

He said he talked to the girl just after the shooting and she was sobbing.

She texted that she was sitting next to two girls who were injured.

Hernandez left work and sped to the school campus. He said investigators would present their case Friday to the district attorney's office for filing consideration. "Someone chose to bring a gun, I guess someone was accidentally playing around with it", admits Benjamin (who's real name is hidden at the request of his guardians), a seventh-grader attending the Sal Castro Middle School.

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