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A 15-year-old boy was also shot in the head. She's is in fair but stable condition, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott.
The station reports the shooting apparently happened in a classroom.
Security has always been a problem of concern at Sal Castro Middle School as many parents appealed for increase security levels as bullying and local gangs causing problems for students are very common events at the school in Westlake neighborhood. As well as three others who suffered cuts and other minor injuries in the chaos. A 12-year-old girl was detained at Sal Castro Middle School on charges of negligent discharge of a firearm on school grounds, the official told ABC Eyewitness News.
Los Angeles Police Department officer Drake Madison told the AP that the shooting was reported shortly before 9 a.m. PST at a school west of downtown Los Angeles.
Police lead a 12-year-old suspect away from Sal Castro Middle school following a shooting on February 1, 2018.
Doctors say the most seriously injured victim of a Los Angeles middle school shooting has a good medical prognosis.
Television footage showed a girl with dark hair wearing a sweatshirt being led out of the school in handcuffs a short time after the shooting.
The district's interim superintendent, Vivian Ekchian, said that the school had been declared safe and offered thoughts and prayers to those who were hurt. Some parents cried as they hugged their children.
" Someone chose to bring a gun, I guess someone was accidentally playing around with it", he said."They thought it was a fake gun".
It was not immediately clear if she was the student in custody.
Student Melanie Valencia, 13, said the school did a random security search Thursday, but she's never been searched.
The shootings are the most recent in a spate of incidents within schools in the USA this year.