Suspect, 12, in Custody after Shooting at Oakland Middle School
National news reports that a student was shot at a middle school in East Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 28, and that a 12-year-old suspect has been taken into custody. The shooting took place at Madison Park Academy. The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. The identities of both the suspect and the victim were not released due to their age, according to authorities.
Further investigation revealed that the victim was not an intended target and that “the incident was not a deliberate school shooting,” according to a Tweet from the Oakland Police Department. National news also reports that authorities have recovered the gun used in the shooting.
On Tuesday, the school released a social media post that read, “Yesterday, we had a serious incident on campus in which an individual with a firearm discharged a round, and one of our students was hit. The student is currently in the hospital receiving treatment for their injury, and we are thankful to be able to share that they are in stable condition based on the last report we received. Our hearts are with the student and family who must now recover from this tragic event.”
In the aftermath of the shooting, the school was placed on lockdown, and police responded to the scene, according to Fox News.