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UPDATE: Victim in school shooting expected to survive

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TAFT, CA (WKOW) -- The Kern County, California sheriff says a 16-year-old student shot at a high school Thursday morning is in critical, but stable condition.

Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the shooter is another student who walked into a class at Taft Union High School and shot the teen with a shotgun.  He then fired at another student but missed.  A teacher suffered a minor pellet wound to the head.

Youngblood says the teacher tried to get other students out a back door.

The teacher and another staff member engaged the shooter in conversation to distract him.  They convinced him to put down the gun.

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TAFT, CA (WKOW) -- According to Kern County sheriff's spokesman, Ray Pruitt, one student has been shot at a high school in Taft, California.

Pruitt also stated the suspect is in custody and believed to be a student.

The shooting was reported at Taft Union High School around 9:00 a.m. Thursday.

It is believed a shotgun was used in the attack.

The injured student was flown to a Bakersfield hospital.

Taft is a community of about 7,000 some 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

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TAFT, CA (WKOW) -- One student was shot at a high school in Taft, California around 9:00 a.m. Thursday.

A sheriff's spokesperson states the suspect is in custody at this time.

The victim's condition is not known at this time.  No word on what led to the shooting.

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TAFT, CA (WKOW) -- A city official says a shooting has been reported at a high school in Taft, California, which is in the southern San Joaquin Valley.

Debra Elliott, city manager's assistant, says the shooting was reported shortly after 9:00 a.m. Thursday.

No further details have been released at this time.

 

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