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Girl (12) booked for accidental US school shooting

People pick up students, anxiety writ large on their faces, after a shooting at the Salvador B. Castro Middle School near downtown Los Angeles on February 1, 2018. A girl opened fire in a middle school classroom injuring a boy of 15 on Thursday, authorities said.

People pick up students, anxiety writ large on their faces, after a shooting at the Salvador B. Castro Middle School near downtown Los Angeles on February 1, 2018. A girl opened fire in a middle school classroom injuring a boy of 15 on Thursday, authorities said.   | Photo Credit: AP

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head but doctors say he’ll recover

A student at a Los Angeles middle school says a 12-year-old girl who allegedly shot classmates told him it was an accident.

Jordan Valenzuela says he heard a bang and screaming from a next-door classroom at Salvador B. Castro Middle School on Thursday morning. Jordan says the girl, who’s a friend, sobbed and told him she’d brought a gun to school in a backpack and it went off when she dropped the pack.

Boy will recover

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head but doctors say he’ll recover. A 15-year-old girl was shot in the wrist while two other children and a staff member were hit by broken glass.

Police determined that the shooting was an accident and booked the girl on suspicion of negligently discharging a firearm.

Police haven’t said how she got the semi-automatic handgun or why she brought it to campus.

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