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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for a boy who was shot at a Los Angeles high school blame a lack of security for allowing the gun to be smuggled into class.


KNX 1070′s Jon Baird Reports

Attorneys for Trendell Gholar argued Monday that last week’s shooting at Gardena High School could have been avoided. School district officials have said the campus didn’t make daily weapons checks of students.

Attorneys say they plan to file a damage claim with the Los Angeles Unified School District and will sue if it’s rejected.

The 15-year-old boy was shot in the neck when a gun that a 17-year-old classmate allegedly brought in a backpack accidentally discharged. A 15-year-old girl shot in the head remains hospitalized.

The district says it’s reviewing the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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