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Can a minor kills someone: A Teen in Custody After Shooting Two 12-Year-Olds

Earlier today, four students were shot at a Los Angeles middle school, and the defendant, a 12-year-old Teen in Custody After Shooting Two 12-Year-Olds.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said that a 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and is in critical but stable condition, and a 15-year-old female was wounded in the wrist and is in fair condition. The other two kids were treated for scrapes and bruises and sent home.

The child, 15, is being treated at LAC+USC Medical Center, where his doctor has expressed confidence in a full recovery.

The Los Angeles Police Department informed ABC News that they believe the gunshot was unintentional. Los Angeles County Jail received the unidentified suspect. They were held without bail at the County Central Juvenile Hall on charges of careless weapon discharge.

According to the LAPD, the Salvador B. Castro Middle School has been deemed secure after a weapon was located, and no suspects are at large.

A mother claimed the shooting occurred outside her son’s classroom, according to KABC-TV in Los Angeles, which is part of the ABC network.

When she called him, he “was in tears, but I’m so grateful he picked up the phone,” she added.

Mr. Diego Salinas stated that he hurried to the middle school when his sister contacted him from there.

He told ABC News, “I went wild. I couldn’t stand it.” And I mean it when I say, “I’m truly shaking… I’m terrified.”

In addition, Salinas expressed, “I’m worried, anxious, and I want to weep.”

We don’t know where L.A. got the gun, but we are looking into it. County prosecutor Mike Feuer said this is a “call to action” for any adult who possesses a weapon.

Feuer highlighted the need to secure the item out of reach of children.

Teen in Custody After Shooting Two 12-Year-Olds

At 8:53 a.m., police received word of the incident. Local time and was said to have happened in a general education/particular interest class. A lockdown was implemented at the school and eventually removed.

Authorities assured parents and students that classes would take place as usual on Friday after a day of regular operations on Thursday.

Around 365 students in grades 6-8 attend the middle school on the Belmont High School campus.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were hurt in today’s shooting incident at Sal Castro Middle School and with all the students, families, and employees on the campus,” Vivian Ekchian, interim superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, said in a statement.

We implemented processes to protect the safety of the Castro Middle School community, and the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles School Police, and District leadership all reacted swiftly. “The school has been certified safe and we are in the process of connecting with parents of children at Castro Middle School and nearby schools and providing necessary resources to individuals who may be impacted by this event,” the statement said.

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