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UPDATE: Security questions following LA school shooting

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The incoming superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District says a review indicates security policy wasn't followed at a high school where a gun in a student's backpack fired and wounded two classmates.

John Deasy tells KTLA-TV that the review indicates Gardena High School didn't conduct enough random searches of students using metal detector wands. He says the checks are being made Wednesday morning.

A 17-year-old was arrested at the school Tuesday after authorities say a gun he brought to school in a backpack went off in class, hitting a girl and boy, both 15 years old.

Deasy says the girl, whose skull was fractured by the bullet, remains in critical condition. The boy, who suffered a neck wound, has been upgraded to good condition.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles police official says the two students wounded in a shooting at a high school were hit by one bullet that was fired when a gun in a backpack apparently went off by accident.

Deputy Chief Patrick Gannon says a 15-year-old Gardena High student was shot in the head Tuesday and is hospitalized in critical condition.

The other victim is a 15-year-old who was hit in the neck.

Gannon says the student who brought the gun said he was sorry after it went off, and a teacher in the classroom said it appeared to be an accident.

The student with the gun ran to another room and police took him into custody.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police say three people have been shot at Gardena High School in Los Angeles and the shooter is at large.

Gardena police Lt. Steve Prendergast says the shooter is believed to be a student.

Prendergast says the three victims have been treated by paramedics and transported to a hospital.

The lieutenant says a teacher called 911 at 10:41 a.m. Tuesday and police from the city of Gardena initially responded. The school is actually located in the city of Los Angeles and the incident is being turned over to Los Angeles police.


GARDENA, Calif. (WKOW) -- A southern California high school is on lockdown after a shooting this morning.

Police are on scene investigating.

Police say three victims, who all appear to be students, were shot. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

One suspect has been identified.


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