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12-year-old suspect is in custody after two shot at Los Angeles middle school

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A 12-year-old is in custody after two teenagers were injured in a shooting inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom.

Police say a 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and is in critical condition and a 15-year-old girl was shot in the arm and is stable condition.

Medical officials say the two teens are expected to make full recoveries.

Police say three other people, including two students, suffered superficial face and head injuries.

Police say the suspect, whose name hasn't been released due to her age was transported to Los Angeles County Central Juvenile Hall and booked for negligent discharge of a firearm.

Police described the shooting as an isolated incident.


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A shooter opened fire Thursday inside a middle school in Los Angeles. 

The shooting occurred on the campus of Sal Castro Middle School and Belmont High School, located just northwest of downtown L.A.

Officials say five people were taken to local hospitals. Two of the victims were 15-year-old students. One was shot in the head and his condition is listed as serious, but stable. The other was a girl who suffered a gunshot wound to the wrist.   

Police also say a 12-year-old student was taken into custody. 

It's still not clear how many students were inside the classroom when the shooter opened fire. 

Three other people suffered non-gunshot injuries. 

School district officials say the school is now safe, and that the entire community remains on alert. 

Monica Garcia, Board President, Los Angeles Unified School District said, "We are all troubled by the fact that some of our young people were hurt today. We are troubled as we ask a school community to stand strong and stand together." 


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A teenage girl was taken into custody after a shooting at a Los Angeles middle school on Thursday, authorities said.

The gunfire wounded at least two students, a 15-year-old boy, who is in critical condition, and a 15-year-old girl, who is in fair condition, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Three other people were injured but not shot, the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted.

The shots erupted shortly before 9 a.m. at Sal Castro Middle School, just west of downtown Los Angeles. The campus was on lockdown as officers responded to the scene, police said.

Aerial footage on local television showed a girl being led out of the school in handcuffs. It was not immediately clear if she was the student in custody.

"With the suspect in custody, the situation is under control," Sgt. Edward Bernal of the Los Angeles Unified District Police Department told the Associated Press.

A gun was recovered from the scene, Bernal told local television station KTLA-TV.

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