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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:52 PM

Report: At least two people shot at Taft High School

Source: ABC

TAFT, Calif. - Officials have said that at least two people were shot at Taft High School. The shooting happened at about 9 a.m., and reports indicate that at least two people were shot.

The shooter was taken into custody at about 9:20 a.m. 23ABC news received phone calls from people inside the school who were hiding in closets.

Kern County Sheriff's Department officials are going room-by-room to secure the school.

Reports indicate that the first person shot was airlifted to Kern Medical Center and the second person denied medical treatment.

Read more: http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/report-at-least-one-person-shot-at-taft-high-school



This is near Bakersfield California.

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Reply Report: At least two people shot at Taft High School (Original post)
onehandle Jan 2013 OP
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #1
marmar Jan 2013 #2
Stuart G Jan 2013 #3
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #6
onehandle Jan 2013 #7
Floyd_Gondolli Jan 2013 #8
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #17
DryRain Jan 2013 #9
Stuart G Jan 2013 #10
Tempest Jan 2013 #15
valerief Jan 2013 #4
brooklynite Jan 2013 #21
Enrique Jan 2013 #22
brooklynite Jan 2013 #25
Hassin Bin Sober Jan 2013 #27
Nanjing to Seoul Jan 2013 #5
leftyohiolib Jan 2013 #11
jillan Jan 2013 #12
LoisB Jan 2013 #43
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #13
Tempest Jan 2013 #14
Pachamama Jan 2013 #16
Hugabear Jan 2013 #18
CountAllVotes Jan 2013 #20
Chorophyll Jan 2013 #23
rightsideout Jan 2013 #28
brooklynite Jan 2013 #19
JoePhilly Jan 2013 #32
Blue_Tires Jan 2013 #24
Hugabear Jan 2013 #26
JoePhilly Jan 2013 #34
judesedit Jan 2013 #35
Hugabear Jan 2013 #40
mojowork_n Jan 2013 #39
judesedit Jan 2013 #29
judesedit Jan 2013 #31
DryRain Jan 2013 #36
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #30
NCthraxman Jan 2013 #37
crim son Jan 2013 #47
DryRain Jan 2013 #38
rightsideout Jan 2013 #33
backtoblue Jan 2013 #41
DryRain Jan 2013 #42
Cleita Jan 2013 #46
hack89 Jan 2013 #44
Cleita Jan 2013 #45
klook Jan 2013 #48
onehandle Jan 2013 #49

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:53 PM

1. Oh, crap.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:54 PM

2. Where is this?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:55 PM

3. Bakersfield California............nt

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:58 PM

6. Or is it the city of Taft....

West of Bakersfield.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:59 PM

7. Yes. Updated. nt

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:00 PM

8. Taft is supposed to be the safest place in America

 

IN the event of a nuclear attack. It's because of the winds.

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Response to Floyd_Gondolli (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:17 PM

17. I can think of better places in California I'd choose to be during a nuclear attack

Lost Coast area comes to mind; I like the way the wind blows there.

But I guess the prisoners in Taft can be rest assured their stay will not be impacted much. The oil wells will be safe, too.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:00 PM

9. Yes, Taft, the city and HS there

 

Reports indicate that the first person shot was airlifted to Kern Medical Center and the second person denied medical treatment.

The shooter was taken into custody at about 9:20 a.m.

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Response to DryRain (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:03 PM

10. Taft is about 30 miles southwest of Bakersfield...pop, 9300 approx. nt

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:10 PM

15. And very poor. n/t

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:56 PM

4. Another day, another semi-automatic gun nut. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:30 PM

21. Unrec

...this happened an hour ago; we know nothing about the weapon used or the suspect

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:34 PM

22. semi-automatic unrec

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Response to Enrique (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:37 PM

25. ...and not every nut with a gun is a "gun nut"

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Response to Enrique (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:40 PM

27. pew pew pew unrec

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:57 PM

5. is it time yet to talk about gun control? How many more children need to die?

 

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Response to Nanjing to Seoul (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:04 PM

11. HOW MANY DEAD CHILDREN WILL IT TAKE B4 THE LEAD-HEADS WILL AGREE THAT SOMETHING

 

NEEDS TO BE DONE

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:07 PM

12. I have on msnbc and they have not mentioned anything about this. wtf?!????

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Response to jillan (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:58 PM

43. Not important enough, I guess: No one died, not enough were shot. I think we've reached the

point where shootings are only "news" if we have more than 10 victims. Sad.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:07 PM

13. OMFG. Enough already.

We do not have to live like this anymore.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:10 PM

14. My county

Highly conservative and has a high level of gun ownership.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:17 PM

16. Well, 30,000 deaths by guns a year - that's about 75 per day.....

Hey - Got to kickstart the day somewhere in America....

Good Morning Bakersfield!!!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:22 PM

18. Fuck you, gun lovers.

I am sick and tired of gun lovers defending their precious guns when kids can't even go to school anymore without worrying about getting shot.

Too many gun lovers are more concerned with quibbling over semantics and wording, dismissing anybody out of hand who isn't an expert on various types of assault weapons and assault rifles.

I'm tired of hearing people say that getting rid of guns wouldn't solve anything, that there are too many guns, that it's pointless to even do anything now.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:29 PM

20. +89,000,000+

One vote for every child in America!!!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!



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Response to Hugabear (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:36 PM

23. + zillions

This is fucking ridiculous now. If there are guns around, people are gonna get shot. Nobody needs a damn gun in 2013. People need to find a new hobby.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:47 PM

28. We all pay at the expense of their paranoia

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:27 PM

19. Yesterday: Bakersfield school officials take part in shooting survival training

KBAK News:

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials from Southern California colleges and schools are being trained in how to survive an attack by a campus gunman.

A two-day seminar concluded Tuesday with a simulated gunman stalking a dormitory at San Diego State University. About two dozen participants from school districts and universities in San Diego County, Los Angeles and Bakersfield, along with some police and private security personnel, took part.

They practiced barricading doors, hiding, escaping and confronting the gunman.

The seminar was planned months before December's Connecticut school massacre.


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Response to brooklynite (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:52 PM

32. I think that's probably more useful than arming the teachers.



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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:37 PM

24. Disregard the story, people, it's all a hoax

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:39 PM

26. That damn Obama, he'll stop at nothing to take our precious guns!

Although your post is dripping with sarcasm, I'm sure there are already plenty of gun nuts claiming that this is just another Obama hoax (along with last month's shooting) in an attempt to drum up support for gun control.

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:52 PM

34. YUP ... he had ACORN make it all up.

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Response to judesedit (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:12 PM

40. Seems to me that you're the one who is illiterate.

Read my post again.

I was referring to gun nuts who claim the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax orchestrated by the Obama administration in an effort to drum up support for gun control.

Seems like you just made a knee-jerk response to my post title without even bothering to read the post.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:04 PM

39. "Nothing to see here, move along," you mean.

...It sure seems to be true, or at least I haven't seen a denial or correction, yet.

But be that as it may...

Something has to change. 2 more individuals added to the body counts, plus or minus, still aren't going to change the profile of the United States, compared to other developed countries:


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/07/gun-deaths-a-familiar-american-experience/

...the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a non-profit organization, points out that Americans still kill each other with guns at a level that is staggering compared to the rest of humanity.

A study in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery found that the gun murder rate in the U.S. is almost 20 times higher than the next 22 richest and most populous nations combined.

Among the world’s 23 wealthiest countries, 80 percent of all gun deaths are American deaths and 87 percent of all kids killed by guns are American kids....


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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:50 PM

29. Background checks, a waiting period and INSURANCE. They can have all the guns they want.

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Response to judesedit (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:51 PM

31. Assault weapons and clips not allowed. Period. You want an assault rifle, join the Army.

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Response to judesedit (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:53 PM

36. I like the way you think, I'm "borrowing" that line of yours..

 

the next time I hear someone say, "I must have my guns, any guns I want to buy".

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:50 PM

30. How many more must be sacrificed before we do something?

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:54 PM

37. Do what?

 

It's already illegal to take a gun on a school campus. That does not seem to stop the problem. So, what are more laws going to do to really help this???

And, no, I'm not a gun nut.

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Response to NCthraxman (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:12 PM

47. Illegal is not enough.

The guns are out there and should not be.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:56 PM

38. Thankfully no one died in this incident. But it makes no difference..

 

no one should ever be wounded by a gun, either, outside of war and criminals who bear weapons.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:52 PM

33. It was just a drill

Everyone back to their bunkers.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:21 PM

41. live report at your link now

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:42 PM

42. Any bets that the dad or mom or both of this shooter is...

 

a gun rights advocate, a solid middle class, (although poor) example of who allows their teen child access to guns?
Someone who thinks their own chilld would NEVER do something like this?

Yeah, about 10 million American parents have guns and teen or young adult children, think about it.

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Response to DryRain (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:32 PM

46. Apparently, there was an armed guard there according to Thom Hartmann

who was just discussing the incident with Sheriff Arpaio.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:25 PM

44. Looks like a shotgun was the weapon used

The suspect is believed to be a student, Kern County sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt told the Associated Press, and police believe the weapon used was a shotgun.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/10/taft-high-school-shooting_n_2449261.html

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:31 PM

45. Kevin McCarthy is the Congressman for this district.

I wonder how he feels about guns now? btw This is just over the hills from where I live and in a Republican dominated district.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:20 PM

48. "Teacher talks down student with shotgun, police say"

"Police: Suspect put gun down after teacher and someone else talked to him; wounded student airlifted to hospital."

Amazing work by these people who intervened.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/10/two-reported-hurt-in-california-school-shooting/?hpt=hp_t1

From another source -
The teacher in the classroom, along with a campus supervisor, "engaged" the shooter with conversation as students were evacuating, according to Youngbood. At one point the shooter put the shotgun down, and officers were able to take him into custody. The gunman's identity has not been released, however he was described as a 16-year-old male student who lives near the school, NBCLosAngeles.com reported.

"We want to commend the teacher and a campus supervisor to bring this to a quick resolution," Taft Police Chief Ed Whiting said. "They did a great job in protecting the kids."
- http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/10/16449709-student-shoots-two-at-california-high-school-sheriff-says?lite

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Response to klook (Reply #48)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:56 PM

49. ...and once the student's guard was down, the NRA armed teacher blew him away...

...is how that sentence would be finished if gun nuttery had its way.

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