Shooting erupted around 9:00 a.m., this morning at a Junior High School in Los Angeles. The shooter is being identified as a 12-year-old girl who brought the gun into a classroom and then shot a 15-year-old boy in the head and a 15-year-old girl in the wrist. Both are expected to survive. Others were injured.
The school was placed on lock-down, and even though the shooting ended at 9:00 a.m., parents could not remove their children from the school until 1:30 p.m. In addition, officials are questioning how the heck the young girl got her hands on the gun in the first place. While there are many laws in California on firearm access for children, firearms are as plentiful there as in any other state.
“We do not know yet … how our young person on this campus ended up having the ability to have access to a firearm and bring it onto campus,” said Los Angeles School Police Chief Steve Zipperman. “Or for that matter, any young person having access to a weapon and bringing it anywhere. We have laws that mandate that parents who own guns, any adult who owns a gun, any gun owner, has an obligation to ensure that gun is locked inside a home.”