SOUTH GATE, Calif. -- Police have arrested a high school student for shooting a teenager at nearby school.

A police statement says the shooting occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday at South Gate High School.

The boy told officers that he was walking through the lunch area when he was shot.

South Gate High Principal German Cerda says the boy was taken to a hospital with a wound to the lower left abdomen and is expected to survive.

The school was locked down for about an hour, until police arrested a 17-year-old student from neighboring Southeast High School.

There's no immediate word on a motive for the attack.

The names of the victim and alleged shooter haven't been released.