Suspect Arrested In California School Shooting

Posted 2 years ago

By Associated Press


At least one and possibly two students have been shot at a high school in Taft, Calif., a community in the southern San Joaquin Valley.

Kern County sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt also says a suspect is in custody and is believed to be a student.

The shooting was reported at Taft Union High School around 9 a.m. Thursday. ABC Television affiliate 23ABC News reports two people shot. The stations received phone calls from people inside the school who were hiding in closets. Sheriff’s Department officials were going room-by-room to secure the school.

Reports indicate that the first person shot was airlifted to Kern Medical Center and the second person refused medical treatment.

The sheriff’s spokesman says the wounded student was flown to a hospital in Bakersfield.

Pruitt says it’s believed a shotgun was used in the attack.

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