Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by wfgodot, Jan 10, 2013.
KGET TV17 Facebook page
Report: Students being evacuated after a shooting at Taft High School in Taft, California; at least 1 victim - @ABC7
( I don't have any other info yet! )
KGET TV17 reports shooter in custody (at FB page linked above). Also reporting two victims.
updates page: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Taft-Bakersfield-School-Shooting-186333931.html
There are lots of comments on the facebook page posted above. Anyone hear if the shooter was a student? Very sad. Prayers to all involved.
What's it say about a country where one can feel good that only one person was seriously wounded at a school shooting, instead of dozens, as this kind of thing is now par for the course? God save us.
KGET TV17 FB, link in OP:
This one hits close to home for me. My SIL is a principal in Kern.
wfgodot, Thanks for all of your updates on info out there in this case! You certainly find the info faster than I can!!!
Oh my. It is getting scary just to send your children to school. Wow.
A Twitter account is a very handy thing - particularly following @TheMatthewKeys, who is a Reuters tech guy, can't think of his official title. Almost everything I posted was stuff he's tweeted or retweeted, info and links. Also, following major news organizations gets info fast - BBC, Reuters itself, AP, etc. etc.
Photo of scene (also from @TheMatthewKeys tweet) http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/Taft-High-School-shooting-186336162.html
Live video from Kern County: http://live.producermatthew.com/p/live-channel-1.html
It's also been noted that this incident is separate from a December threat of a shooting at another Taft High School, this one in San Antonio TX.
That last time I taught high school, in a small, rural school, during the season, students who wanted to go deer hunting right after classes could bring their rifles and leave them in the principal's office. Sometimes if a student was running late, the rifle would be stowed in their locker. It was really no big deal. Those were different times and they seem a million miles away.
AP reporting that the person taken into custody after the shooting is a student.
Taft High School's website claims it employs a Kern County Sheriff's deputy to patrol the campus at all times. (Gawker)
Sheriff Donnie Youngblood & Chief Ed Whiting, at presser:
911 calls at 9 a.m. PST.
Two units on scene within sixty seconds.
Active shooter, student who didn't come to school this morning but then interruped his 1st period class.
16-year-old in critical condition but stable at this point.
Missed shot at another student.
Shooter had numerous rounds of shells in pocket.
Teacher engaged shooter in conversation; "campus supervisor" arrived; they resolved situation.
Shooter then put shotgun down.
Bless all of those who put themselves in harms way to defuse the situation.
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