Shooting injures two students

Esteban Garcia

Chronicle Reporter

Early this morning at 8:55 a.m., a school shooting was reported from Salvador Castro Middle School. Two 15-year-old students were shot while a 12-year-old female is held custody  as a suspect of the shooting. One of the students was shot in the head who is in very critical danger and the other was shot by the wrist, according to news reports.

“This is scary because not only did she have a gun, but it was loaded, she could’ve loaded it or somebody else could’ve done it for her,” said Samuel Dovlatian, an assistant principal at Hollywood High. “See something, say something. This tragedy could’ve been prevented.”

The middle school shares a campus with Belmont High School, which caused both schools to be under lock down until everything was cleared. It wasn’t cleared of the intention of the shooting but police are currently undergoing the case, according to NBC. Others were injured but not fatal. The school went into a lock down, warning other nearby campuses about the threat, according to the NBC post.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those who were hurt in today’s shooting incident at Sal Castro Middle School and with all the students, families and employees on the campus,” said the Interim Superintendent Vivian Ekchian.

The school day continued, and students had the chance to talk to counselors about the shooting, stated Vivian Ekchian in the CNN post. School will continue the next day, leaving many questions if the school is still safe for everyone.

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