12-year-old student charged in accidental shooting at Oakland school
A 12-year-old student at an Oakland school has been charged in an accidental on-campus shooting that injured another student, police said Tuesday.
The incident was reported just before 1:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at Madison Park Academy in Oakland, which teaches grades six through 12.
One juvenile victim was found with a gunshot wound, and another juvenile was taken into custody, Oakland police said. As of Tuesday, the victim had been released from the hospital.
“Through the course of the investigation, information revealed that the shooting … resulted from an accidental discharge by a juvenile student,” police said in a release.
Hollywood High School was placed on lockdown after the LAPD received a call about a shooting on campus. But the report was a hoax, the LAUSD said.
Oakland police said the student was charged by the Alameda County district attorney’s office.
The district attorney’s office said it could not offer additional information about the case, including the charges filed, as it involves a juvenile.
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