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Prosecutors say gun went off in girl’s backpack

/ 09:57 AM February 03, 2018

People pick up students after a shooting at the Salvador B. Castro Middle School near downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. A girl opened fire Thursday in a middle school classroom on Thursday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES —Prosecutors say a 12-year-old girl has been charged with two felonies after a gun went off in her backpack, striking two classmates and leaving three others injured.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says the girl has been charged with being a minor in possession of a firearm and having a weapon on school grounds. She’s expected to be arraigned on Monday.

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Police said the shooting appeared accidental.

A single bullet struck a 15-year-old girl in the wrist and then hit another classmate in the head.

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Two other children and a staff member were hit by broken glass.

A police spokesman said earlier Friday that the semi-automatic handgun wasn’t registered. Detectives don’t know where the girl got the gun.

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