1 Student Shot at California High School

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TAFT, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say a student has been taken into custody following a shooting at a high school in California's San Joaquin Valley.
One student was shot and wounded about 9 a.m. at Taft Union High School, about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
Kern County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ray Pruitt says the injured student was flown to a hospital in Bakersfield. There was no immediate word on the victim's condition.
Pruitt said the suspect is a student, and a shotgun was used in the attack.
Kern County Fire Department Eric Coughran told KBAK-TV that another person suffered some type of injuries in the incident but refused medical attention.
KERO-TV Bakersfield reported that the station received phone calls from people inside the school who hid in closets.


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  • by Name Location: Location on Jan 14, 2013 at 06:36 AM
    The media is driving this issue by reporting half truths and misinformation. When the media gives up its 1st Amendment rights, then we can have an "honest" debate about the 2nd!?!?!?
  • by Fred on Jan 11, 2013 at 09:06 AM
    Hey Anonymous... so when people starting using a car to run into their school or hit someone, we get rid of all cars, too?
  • by RT Location: Lansing on Jan 11, 2013 at 06:46 AM
    @ Anonymous...if you can guarantee no one will ever get a gun ever again then you're right--but you can't guarantee that and there will ALWAYS be firearms.
  • by Name Location: Location on Jan 11, 2013 at 05:12 AM
    Get rid of idiots and you will get rid of the problems
  • by John Location: Lansing on Jan 11, 2013 at 04:14 AM
    I get it!!! So had "shot" been "stabbed" (clubbed?), and "shotgun" had been "knife" (bat?), no problem?(!) No. Perhaps you meant, "Get rid of the PEOPLE and you get rid of the problem." And really, it is people, some with evil intent, who are the problem.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2013 at 04:28 PM
    Get rid of the guns and you will get rid of the problems.
  • by John Location: Lansing on Jan 10, 2013 at 03:19 PM
    We couldn't find a picture of a shotgun??? So much "better" to show a compact handgun, I suppose. Thanks (yellow) press!
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