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    Default Two reported shot at California high school

    Two reported shot at California high school
    By Vignesh Ramachandran

    At least two people were shot at Taft Union High School in California's southern San Joaquin Valley on Thursday morning, NBCLosAngeles.com reported, citing a local fire department.

    The incident happened around 9 a.m. local time and students were evacuated to the football field, NBC affiliate KGET of Bakersfield reported. The local sheriff's department told KGET that one person was in custody and at least two people were wounded. The suspect's identity is unknown.

    KGET reported that at least three ambulances and a medevac helicopter had been sent to the scene.

    Capt. Eric Coughran of the Kern County Fire Department told NBC News one victim with minor injuries refused treatment, while a second victim was transported by air ambulance to a hospital. It is not clear whether they were students or teachers.

    Taft police told NBC News that they are responding to the situation and the school is on lockdown. Deputies are conducting a room-to-room search, according to KGET.

    The Kern County Sheriff's Department tells NBCLosAngeles.com the shooting happened on the second floor of a science building on campus.

    Taft is in California's southern San Joaquin Valley, about 30 miles southwest from Bakersfield.

    No other details were immediately available.


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    Default This one used a shotgun

    Updated at 4:00 p.m. ET: A high school teacher and a campus supervisor talked a student into surrendering after he opened fire in a classroom, wounding a classmate at a school in California's southern San Joaquin Valley on Thursday morning, police said.

    The student had intentional targets when he brought a 12-gauge shotgun into the Taft Union High School classroom halfway through the first period, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said in a news conference. The incident happened around 9 a.m. local time and students were evacuated to the football field, NBC affiliate KGET of Bakersfield reported.

    The shooter targeted and hit a 16-year-old student in the classroom of 28 students, and missed firing on another student he named, Youngblood said. The wounded victim was airlifted to the hospital, where the 16-year-old remains in critical condition.

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    The teacher in the classroom along with a campus supervisor "engaged" the shooter with conversation as students were evacuating, according to Youngbood. At one point the shooter put the shotgun down, and officers were able to take him into custody.

    "We want to commend the teacher and a campus supervisor to bring this to a quick resolution," Taft Police Chief Edward Whiting said. "They did a great job in protecting the kids."

    The teacher, who has not been identified, did receive a pellet wound, Youngblood said.

    The shooter had as many as 20 shotgun rounds in his pocket, but it's not clear how many rounds were fired, Youngblood said.

    KGET reported that at least three ambulances and a medevac helicopter had been sent to the scene.

    Earlier, Taft police told NBC News they responded to the situation and the school was on lockdown. Deputies conducted a room-to-room search, according to KGET.

    The Kern County Sheriff's Department tells NBCLosAngeles.com the shooting happened on the second floor of a science building on campus.

    Taft is in California's southern San Joaquin Valley, about 30 miles southwest from Bakersfield.

    Thursday's shooting comes just a month after the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults and renewed a nationwide debate about gun control.
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    Several days ago I predicted that we would see more school shootings. I also predicted that there would be another media blitz showing guns in bad light. how the media will say thank God he did not have an assault weapon were he could have killed 50 kids. since when is the middle of a football field a good place to take people to hide from gun fire? great the teacher was commended for talking to the shooter because apparently that's all teachers need to do to stop a shooting.

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    It looks like he used a shotgun.OOPS!There go the shotguns!
    When all else fails-read the instructions!

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    But it's illegal to shoot people in California... How did this even happen???

    I'm just glad it didn't get too bad. Was he using turkey loads or something? If you even took one "00" pellet it's bad. I heard the teacher that was hit refused Medical Assistance that's why I ask.
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    "The teacher in the classroom along with a campus supervisor "engaged" the shooter with conversation as students were evacuating, according to Youngbood. At one point the shooter put the shotgun down, and officers were able to take him into custody."

    It should have read "engaged the shooter with CCW".

    These are copycats, the same as the ones prior to the first AWB. Sheeple just fail to connect the obvious dots.

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    See!
    They should have posted a "No Gun Zone" sign!

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    i had rather the teacher "engaged" the school shooter with a m16!

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