At Paradise Intermediate School where the 12-year-old girl shot yesterday attended, the principal says she was just starting to break out of her shell.
Principal Reiner Light said she is a seventh grader in her second year at the school.
He said she has a good core group of friends and is a sweet girl.
"She's a wonderful young lady, this is a tragic. but she's also resilient, from what i've heard she's doing really well and we're thankful for that, we hope she recovers quickly," Reiner said.
Counseling services are available for students, but as of this morning, no students had come forward. Principal Light said their next task will be developing a plan for when she comes back to school.