A shooting at Taft Union High School in Taft, Calif. has left at least one student injured. The shooting happened about 9 a.m. Thursday in the Science Building of the school, and a suspect is in custody. 23ABC News shared the latest details on Jan. 10.
The student injured in the Taft Union High School shooting was flown to a Bakersfield hospital, and there has been no information released yet regarding the student's condition. The Kern County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Ray Pruitt says a suspect is in custody, and the suspect is believed to be a student at the school. A shotgun was used in the attack, and it has been recovered.
23ABC News says it was receiving calls from scared students hiding in closets during the incident. Of course many heard about the Taft Union High School shooting and immediately thought of the Newtown, Conn. tragedy where 20 young children and six staff members were brutally killed shortly before Christmas. While every school shooting is frightening and tragic, luckily in his case the incident was limited in scope. Apparently a teacher was also shot, but the injuries were minor and the teacher declined to go to the hospital.
The situation with the Taft Union High School shooting is still being investigated, though at this time everybody is safe and parents are able to pick up their children at the school's football field.