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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 High School student shot another student shortly after 9 a.m. today, 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.

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 in Newtown and across the state and nation, including Fairfield.

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.

Fairfield Old Timer January 10, 2013 at 08:34 PM
I wonder if the shooter was being bullied by the victim!?
Truthseeker57 January 11, 2013 at 02:53 PM
We better ban shotguns!
J Pistonellio January 11, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Fairfield Old Timer commented: "I wonder if the shooter was being bullied by the victim!?" Mr Old Timer, I believe it would be correct to perceive your comment as rather foolish and lacking maturity. It's bad enough that this article will only stir up dissension and encourage emotional rages.
R. Ludlowe January 11, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Often I find FOT's comments to be foolish and immature, but in this case--I have to admit-- its a fair question. The shooter showed up at school with a gun, named the person he wanted to shoot, and was luckily stopped before more damage could be done. Bullying is a major issue these days. Too often it leads to self-inflicted pain and suicide. this very well could have been the result of bullying. Perhaps we'll learn more in the days to come.
Frederick Klein January 11, 2013 at 04:51 PM
From the Christian Science Monitor: "The Taft High School shooting had two intended victims, reported the sheriff in a press conference. Both were students that the shooter felt had bullied him during the previous year."
Fairfield Old Timer January 11, 2013 at 06:07 PM
HA! <Sticks Tongue Out At J.P. and Wiggles It>

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