The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of Multnomah Street, said Los Angeles police Officer Sam Park. Officials say the boy shot himself, with a gun he was carrying, as he tried to climb over a fence near the school.
Los Angeles Police Department. Officials would not release his name or condition.
The school was placed on lockdown as a precaution while the LAPD searched the surrounding area. The lockdown was lifted around noon, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The student disposed of the gun after the shooting to avoid getting in trouble, according to the school principal.