Gardena High School teen sentenced to juvenile camp
Gun discharged in backpack
LONG BEACH, Calif.—A 17-year-old Gardena High School student who brought a gun to campus that discharged while in his backpack, injuring two students, was sentenced today to nine months in a juvenile camp.
Long Beach Juvenile Court Judge Deborah Andrews imposed the term after the teen admitted one felony count each of possessing a firearm in a school zone and discharging a firearm in a school zone, according to Jane Robison of the District Attorney's Office.
According to police and prosecutors, the boy carried a loaded 9 mm Beretta in his backpack to school on Jan. 18. The gun fired a single bullet at 10:40 a.m. when he reached inside the backpack while in a classroom.
The bullet struck a 15-year-old boy in the neck, then hit a 15-year-old girl in the head. Both had to be hospitalized.
The teen, whose name has not been released because of his age, had been ordered last month to stand trial as a juvenile. Prosecutors unsuccessfully sought to have him tried as an adult.
In the aftermath of the shooting, Los Angeles Unified School District Deputy Superintendent John Deasy said the district would conduct an assessment of all its high schools to ensure security procedures are being enforced.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Citing reports of voter intimidation and other election troubles, the LAUSD Board of Education eliminated advisory votes by parents and other stakeholders from the Public School Choice program that gives control of selected campuses to charter companies or other groups.
The Los Angeles Unified School District board voted 4-3 to eliminate the advisory votes, and called on Superintendent John Deasy to develop an alternative method for collecting input from the community on who should operate specific schools.
GARDENA, Calif.—Two more teens from Gardena High School were arrested for allegedly helping a classmate who brought a gun to school that discharged and injured two students, including one who was shot in the head, police said.
An official with Los Angeles School Police confirmed that two more arrests were made in the aftermath of the shooting, but they would not provide details.
GARDENA, Calif.—A student dressed in dark-colored clothing brought a gun to Gardena High School today and opened fire, injuring at least three people and prompting a massive police search of the campus.
The campus was placed on lockdown after the shooting, which occurred around 10:40 a.m. at the school at 1301 W. 182nd St.
Gardena police Lt. Steve Prendergast told CBS2 a teacher called 911 to report the shooting. He said the severity of the injuries was unknown. At least two victims could be seen being loaded into ambulances.
View Park resident and retired Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) police officer David Anthony couldn’t believe his eyes when he entered the Lock n’ Load gun and ammo store in Henderson, Nev.
But there it was right in plain view, a pristine 60mm machine gun positioned high on a shelf for sale; a weapon, he feels, that kept him and his platoon alive during his tour of duty as a 19-year-old machine gunner in 1968 in the Vietnam War.
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