A 13-year-old student was shot at Madison Park Academy in East Oakland Monday. According to the Oakland Police Department, the suspect has been taken into custody, and recovered the firearm used.
At around 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the school at 400 Capistrano Drive. They found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He is now recovering at the hospital.
Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said two students were involved in the shooting. One brought the firearm to school, and the other was the victim.
The motive of the shooting is still unknown, and further information is not yet available.
“We are still investigating the circumstances on what happened,” Armstrong said. “But it saddens me to think that a kid would even bring a gun to school.”
The Madison Park Academy is a public school with a student from 6th grade to 12th. The shooting happened at the school’s junior high.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf took to Twitter to respond to the shooting. “School should be the safest place for our kids. As a mother and a mayor, I’m relieved the young victim at Madison is in stable condition + a suspect apprehended. The increased level of gun violence in our country + our city is heartbreaking and unacceptable,” she said.