Student shot outside Los Angeles high school
A student was shot outside of Grant High School in the San Fernando Valley on Wednesday. The student is in the hospital but stable, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
According to LAPD, the student was shot in front of the Los Angeles Unified school at 3:24 p.m. Police believe the incident was gang related. Grant High School was put under lockdown following the incident, and the L.A. School Police Department assisted staff with a modified dismissal. The incident is still under investigation.
“It’s a sad day when our children are exposed to community violence,” LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and school board President Kelly Gonez wrote in a joint statement. “We as adults have a collective responsibility to ensure we are buffers to our children by listening, protecting, connecting, modeling and making sure they continue to thrive and feel safe.”
LAUSD will have counselors available at Grant High School for students and employees, according to the statement. The district also has a student and family wellness hotline available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.