by Dan Gibson
Two Gardena High School students were injured when a gun in a student’s backpack accidentally discharged about 10:40 a.m.
One girl was shot in the head, and is in grave condition at a hospital. The other victim, a boy, was wounded in the shoulder. According to Robert Alaniz, an LAUSD spokesman, the gun discharged when a 10th grade boy either dropped or bumped the backpack containing the weapon.
Sources told The Times that after the gun went off, the student who brought it to school apologized to his classmates before running out of the classroom.