A 12-year-old boy responsible for injuring a fellow student last month at an Oakland school has been charged. It was believed he accidentally fired the gun he brought to campus and wounded a student.
According to the Oakland Police Department, the boy was charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. The case details are not disclosed as it involves a minor.
The incident happened at Madison Park Academy, and the wounded 13-year-old boy was treated at a hospital and later released.
Police said the 12-year-old ran away after firing the weapon but was quickly taken into custody. He was later booked at Juvenile Hall on suspicion of assault with a firearm and other weapon charges.
The school, which has about 750 students in grades six to 12, was evacuated but reopened the following day with counselors available to students and staff.