Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Los Angeles police have revealed that one of the two students struck by the same bullet at a Los Angeles school, is in a critical state.
The incident had taken place at Gardena High School when a gun in a student's backpack accidentally discharged when he dropped the bag.
Deputy Chief Patrick Gannon said a 15-year-old girl, who was shot, was in critical condition with a head wound, and a 15-year-old boy suffered a neck wound.
The student who brought the gun apologized before running to a classroom.
"He said, 'I'm sorry,' when the gun went off. It made it appear to the teacher that it was an accident," CBS News quoted Gannon as saying.
Officers took the youth into custody and transported him to a police station while the school 15 miles south of downtown remained locked down.
District spokeswoman Gayle Pollard-Terry said it's not clear how the student got in with the gun in his backpack, as at many district schools in Los Angeles, Gardena High School checks incoming students with security wands at the entrance. (ANI)