Shooting at LA High School

Michael Grieco
NBC 6 South Florida

A gun in a 10th-grader's backpack accidentally discharged when he dropped the bag, wounding two students at a Los Angeles high school, the campus principal said.

Gardena High School Principal Rudy Mendoza said the student dropped the bag as he walked between classes at mid-morning. The boy who brought the gun was apprehended, Mendoza told The Associated Press.

A post via Twitter from NBCNews shared a photo believed to be the student involved.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Jamie Moore said two victims were transported to a hospital, one in serious and one in critical condition.

The Los Angeles Times reports that three students were injured and the gunman was hiding in a classroom before he surrendered.

Gardena police Lt. Steve Prendergast said 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 was turned over to Los Angeles police.

The city of Gardena is located southeast of Los Angeles International Airport between the 110 and the 405 Highways.

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