‘I Didn’t Mean To!’ Preteen Girl, 12, Who Shot Classmates Breaks Down After Attack

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Feb. 2 2018, Updated 2:21 p.m. ET

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A 12-year-old middle school student who shot two of her classmates inside the L.A. facility has now claimed the horrific incident was a total accident.  According to reports, the male student who was shot in the head claimed the preteen broke down in tears as soon as the gun went off. He added that the girl simply dropped her backpack – in which she was carrying a loaded gun – and the firearm accidentally went off.

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The boy claimed the girl kept saying “I didn't mean it” between tears after she shot him and another classmate.

Another classmate also told reporters that the preteen didn't mean to hurt anyone, and that everyone just thought she had a toy gun in her bag.

As previously reported, the young girl was arrested after someone from the school alerted police about the shooting. Apart from the 15-year-old boy and young girl who were shot, another three students and one adult were injured during the incident.

“We do not know yet... how our young person on this campus ended up having the ability to have access to a firearm and bring it onto campus,” said Los Angeles School Police Chief Steve Zipperman, according to a report. “We have laws that mandate that parents who own guns, any adult who owns a gun, any gun owner, has an obligation to ensure that gun is locked inside a home.”

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