Report: One Student Injured in California School Shooting

Multiple news outlets are reporting that a high school student shot another student with a shotgun this morning.

A high school student in California has been airlifted to a hospital after being shot by another student in a science classroom this morning, multiple news outlets are reporting.

According to Kero, a news affiliate of CNN, the unidentified Taft Union High School student shot another student shortly after 9 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 10. The weapon, a shotgun, was recovered and the suspect is in custody, police told the California-based television station.

Taft High School is located in San Joaquin Valley, about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles, Kero reports. The school has two campus supervisors and a uniformed deputy sheriff (the school resource officer) who monitor the campus
before, during and after school, according to a document available on the high school's website.

Today's incident comes less than a month after a 20-year-old man shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 students and six teachers before taking his own life. That Dec. 14 shooting has led to calls for greater school security here in Newtown and across the state and nation.

In the weeks following the shooting, Connecticut formed the Sandy Hook School Advisory Commission to evaluate existing laws and policies relating to gun contol, mental health and school safety, and recommend changes. And on a national level, President Barack Obama has appointed Vice President Joe Biden to head up the federal government's response to the Newtown tragedy.

Patch will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Lynn January 11, 2013 at 01:54 AM
What does the NRA have to say about this - the school had an deputy sheriff patrolling the premises???
SuperDave January 11, 2013 at 06:54 PM
The NRA does not take into account that the nutjobs will either evade the gunholder or kill them first. They never enter a place without casing it beforehand. It is interesting that the gunman was subdued by folks without guns. Imagine if either pulled out a gun? Gunfight, more deaths.


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