It was a scenario out of every parent's worst nightmare.
This Thursday, a 12-year-old girl was arrested in connection with a school shooting that left one boy critically injured and four others wounded. And it was all an accident, according to reports.
California school shooting: Two students have been shot at Sal Castro Middle School, and a female student is in cus… https://t.co/CjiRN8LYRC— Inside Edition (@Inside Edition)1517511300.0
Today's school shooting in L.A. was reported at Belmont High School, but the campus also shares a property with Cas… https://t.co/QmtycgEw0X— Los Angeles Times (@Los Angeles Times)1517506708.0
A 15-year-old boy shot is expected to survive after a 12-year-old girl accidentally discharged a gun in her Califor… https://t.co/e04QkOr45L— AP West Region (@AP West Region)1517557176.0
"[Police] spokesman Josh Rubenstein says the 12-year-old girl arrested in Thursday's shooting was being booked on a charge of negligent discharge of a firearm on school grounds. "Twelve-year-old Jordan Valenzuela, a classmate, tells The Associated Press that he talked to her just after the shooting. "He says she was sobbing and kept repeating, 'I didn't mean it.' He says she told him that the gun was in her backpack and that it accidentally went off when she dropped the bag."
@CBSNews A school shooting in downtown Los Angeles is the third in less than two weeks. Police believe a girl, beli… https://t.co/44Vi5KTI96— CBS News (@CBS News)1517528622.0
We do not know yet … how a young person on this campus ended up having the ability to have access to a firearm and bring it onto a campus. 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 guns, any gun owner has an obligation to ensure that gun is locked inside a home. … The majority of the weapons that our young people get their hands on today is the result of a weapon they get at home or from a family members’ home. … I assure you if we find out it came from an adult from a home, the proper prosecutorial procedures will occur.Indeed.