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2 Shot In Taft Union High School Shooting — Gunman In Custody

Thu, January 10, 2013 2:10pm EDT by Chris Rogers 2 Comments
Taft High School Shooting
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How tragic. A shooting allegedly occurred at Taft Union High School in Taft, California on Jan. 10. The suspect is currently in custody.

A student is suspected to have unleashed a shotgun on at least one teacher and one student at Taft Union High School in Taft, California on Jan. 10. Two people were reported to be shot and wounded.

The incident reportedly occurred at 9:00AM in the science building. At 9:20AM, the suspect was allegedly taken into custody and students were evacuated to the football field. Parents were notified and asked to pick up their children.

One victim, a teacher, suffered minor injuries and refused treatment, Kern County sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt told the Associated Press. The second victim, a student, was reportedly airlifted to Kern Medical Center.

“We have a suspect in custody,” Ray said, adding that the person was believed to be a student.

All schools in the area are on lockdown with the exception of Taft Union High School, which has been evacuated.

Kern County Sheriff’s Department officials are going room-by-room to secure the school.

Ironically, CNN disrupted Joe Biden’s Jan. 10 press conference on guns do to this shooting — one of many acts of gun violence in the last few months.

The suspect and their weapon have both been apprehended, according to a report by ABC News. reached out to police officials in the Taft, California area. We are awaiting comments at this time.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should gun laws be changed?

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— Chris Rogers

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