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Girl, 12, arrested after two students wounded in LA middle school shooting

Girl, 12, arrested after two students wounded in LA middle school shooting

Police didn't say what led to the shooting, which unfolded at the Sal Castro Middle School in the city's Westlake district.

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

Two 15-year-old students in Los Angeles were shot and wounded in class Thursday, in the latest school shooting to hit the United States, reigniting the long-running debate over gun control.

Three other people had minor face or head injuries, some from broken glass, but weren't shot, officials said.

The school police said that the shots were fired in the classroom, but Ramirez later told reporters that he did not know where the shooting took place.

A California middle school shooting that left one person in critical condition and four others with injuries was apparently unintentional, according to police.

She texted her 14-year-old son, Johnny Romero, whose number was listed under "Johnny baby", and asked him if was OK.

"Our children now see more shootings and deaths than we ever did in my lifetime", said Inez Beckon-English, the hospital's assistant director of clinical social work.

It was sometime after 9 a.m. when Rosario Hernandez, 41, got a phone call from her 16-year-son, Jimmy Romero, telling her a shooting had occurred at his brother's school.

Meanwhile, the incident has left parents and residents in the area shocked as they are questioning campus safety. He told the Los Angeles Times that he thought it was an accident.

"She said, 'If I give you the gun will you hide it for me?"' he said. They just think it's discriminatory and that it's only done in certain schools, but they offer no solution.

Friends of the girl were quoted in news reports as saying she repeatedly claimed she didn't mean to shoot the victims. "I want my daughter".

When it comes to traditional school shootings, involving a perpetrator who attends the school that is targeted, men have always been the shooter in the U.S. We have laws that mandate that parents who own guns, any adult who owns guns, any gun owner has an obligation to ensure that gun is locked inside a home.

"I just saw something pop", she said. Some parents cried as they hugged their children. "They thought it was a fake gun", said Benjamin, a 12-year-old seventh-grader, whose guardian requested the police to keep his identity anonymous.

Authorities said they were interviewing witnesses and the suspect to determine what happened in the middle school classroom, how the young girl got access to the firearm and why it was brought into the school.

"We know this is a very traumatic incident for all the children involved, particularly inside that classroom", he said.