Taft High School Shooting: One In Custody

By: CICELY MITCHELL

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) A school shooting out at Taft High School in Kern County, California has left at least two wounded and one in police custody on Thursday morning.

As details are still forthcoming, reports indicate that the time of the shooting was just after 9:30 a.m., Los Angeles time. Further reports indicate that two individuals were wounded as a result of the  shooting.

CBSNEWS.com reports that one student is said to have been shot. Ray Pruitt, Kern County sheriff’s spokesman also stated that the suspect who was in police custody, is believed to be a student as well.

The student who was reportedly shot, was flown to a Bakersfield hospital. His condition was not known.

The other unknown individual who was wounded received only minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.

Deputies arrived quickly to the school’s campus and did a room-by-room search.

Just before 9:30 a.m., Los Angeles time, the suspect was reportedly taken into custody. Students were evacuated to the football field as parents were notified and asked to pick up their children.

Taft, a community of about 7,000 is located approximately 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles and is also located in the southern San Joaquin Valley.

CBS Radio Houston will continue to update this story as information becomes available.

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