CA - One student injured in Kern Co. Taft High School shooting

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    Breaking story.
    KGET TV17 Facebook page
     
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    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! )
     
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    KGET TV17 reports shooter in custody (at FB page linked above). Also reporting two victims.
     
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    updates page: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Taft-Bakersfield-School-Shooting-186333931.html
     
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    http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/report-at-least-one-person-shot-at-taft-high-school
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    KGET TV17 FB, link in OP:
     
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    This one hits close to home for me. My SIL is a principal in Kern.
     
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    wfgodot, Thanks for all of your updates on info out there in this case! You certainly find the info faster than I can!!!
     
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    Oh my. It is getting scary just to send your children to school. Wow.

    Salem
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Bless all of those who put themselves in harms way to defuse the situation.
     

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