SMH: 12 Year Old Girl In Custody After Middle School Shooting

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SMH: 12 Year Old Girl In Custody After Middle School Shooting

These school shootings are getting out of control. 

Maybe it's time that metal detectors aren't only in schools in the hood...

Two 15-year-old students were shot Thursday morning in a classroom at Sal Castro Middle School in Los Angeles, and a 12-year-old female student is in custody as a suspect, officials said.


One boy was shot in the head and is in critical condition, and a girl was shot in the wrist at the school, which shares a campus with Belmont High School, Los Angeles fire Capt. Eric Scott said.


Three others -- a woman and two children -- were being treated for minor cuts, including some from glass, Scott said.


The shooting was reported to Los Angeles police at 8:55 a.m. Police found and confiscated a gun at the scene, Los Angeles police Lt. Chris Ramirez said. At a second news conference, Ramirez said the weapon was a semiautomatic.


Police didn't say what led to the shooting, and little information was immediately released about the girl who was detained. Zipperman said she was 12. She is being interviewed, the chief said later.


The shooting happened in an elective class with students from different grades, he said. -(Sonya Hamasaki, Stella Chan and Jason Hanna, CNN)

Credit: NBC Washington