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.
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.
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.
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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