LA middle school shooting: Two students wounded, female student in custody

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A teenage girl was taken into custody after two students were shot at a Los Angeles middle school on Thursday, authorities said.

The gunfire wounded a 15-year-old boy, who was shot in the head and is in critical condition, and a 15-year-old girl, who was struck in the wrist and is in fair condition, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.  

Image: Shots were fired at Belmont High School in Southern California on Feb. 1, 2018.Three other people — a 30-year-old woman, 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl — suffered minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals, the LAFD said.

The shots erupted shortly before 9 a.m. at Sal Castro Middle School, just west of downtown Los Angeles. The campus was on lockdown as officers responded to the scene, police said.

Aerial footage on local television showed a girl being led out of the school in handcuffs. It was not immediately clear if she was the student in custody.

“With the suspect in custody, the situation is under control,” Sgt. Edward Bernal of the Los Angeles Unified District Police Department told the Associated Press.

A gun was recovered from the scene, Bernal told local television station KTLA-TV.

The violence in Los Angeles follows two school shootings in the U.S. last week. A 16-year-old suspect opened fire at a Texas high school on Jan. 22, wounding a teenage girl. And a 15-year-old boy opened fire at a Kentucky high school, killing two students and wounding 18 other people.

12 thoughts on “LA middle school shooting: Two students wounded, female student in custody

  1. Obviously, the little taco-bender snuck in an assault rifle with a bump stock on it…and a high capacity magazine…
    Can’t wait for THAT crap to start.

    1. “A semiautomatic handgun was recovered from the scene.
      Authorities said they are interviewing witnesses to determine whether the shooting was intentional or a ‘terrible accident,’ but at least one student who was in the classroom told a reporter he thought the gunfire was unintentional.
      ‘Someone decided to bring a gun, I guess someone was accidentally playing around with it,’ said Benjamin, a 12-year-old seventh-grader, whose guardian asked that his last name not be used. ‘They thought it was a fake gun.’ ”

  2. This is a tragedy.

    Not only does it demonstrate how power full female’s have become in a emasculated society.

    It also shows that we have truly lost our morale compass as human beings.

    But I feel it really could have been worse.

    She could have been wearing a vagina hat and gunned down the bearded Mexican lunch lady.

    I’m killing myself tonight…
    I think that lump on my head from falling gave me permanent brain damage.

    I have to check every day to make sure it doesn’t turn into a horn.

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