2 Students Injured In Gardena High School Shooting

It might be accidental, but there's no question that a student brought a gun to school, put it in his backpack, and now two students are in the hospital after being injured by gunshots.

Via KTLA-Los Angeles:

A Gardena High School student brought a gun to the campus in a backpack Tuesday, and the weapon discharged -- possibly accidentally -- injuring two students.

Despite earlier reports of three shooting victims, a Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman said only two students were shot.

"Our indication is that a student took a gun to school in a backpack, and that that student had dropped the backpack and consequently the gun discharged," LAUSD spokesman Robert Alaniz told KABC. "We're not quite sure how both the students were injured, but we do know we have two injured students transported to the hospital.''

Police said the weapon was recovered, and the student was arrested shortly before noon in a classroom that was filled with students and one teacher.

Evidently the student dropped the backpack and the gun went off, hitting two students, and the hits weren't just a grazing shot, either.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jamie Moore told the Associated Press that two victims have been transported, one in serious and one in critical condition.

As the parent of a high school student and a human being, I cannot tell you how angry it makes me that any student would bring a gun to school and put my child in danger for what? For WHAT? What possible reason would ANY student have for putting a gun in his backpack before he left for school.

Enough. Guns serve one purpose: to kill. They have no business in our schools, our supermarkets, our malls, or anywhere else.


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