The shooting at Highland High School in the high desert Antelope Valley was sparked by a dispute between the alleged shooter and the victim, Los Angeles County sheriff's Capt. Darren Harris told KTTV.
The former student, who transferred in recent months, took out an SKS-style carbine and fired about 10 shots, video of the incident appears to show, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell. Sheriff's officials said the boy was in stable condition.
Friday's incident comes during a time when gun control and school safety has been a national hot topic since the Parkland shooting on February 14. "A bunch of kids started running out to me, towards me, with very panicked looks on their faces", Alexander said. That individual, later identified as a 14-year-old student at the school, was detained at a shopping center.
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"About a minute later, I get a call from them saying there were gunshots" and they asked to be picked up, Munoz said.
Jayden Madise, a junior, said he was sitting with friends in an open area on the first floor when he heard a loud noise. We're not supposed to be like this - we're the United States.
The man was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Schrader. Authorities also set up an area to receive anxious parents who were rushing to the school to pick up their children. I heard it at the other side of the school. "This may take a while, so your patience is appreciated".
Authorities were called to the school at 7:05 am, and officials said that the male suspect was apprehended at a nearby Vons grocery store after the shooting. Since that tragedy in Florida, the Los Angeles School District reported that it has dealt with over a hundred shooting threats.