At least one person was hospitalized after a shooting Thursday morning at Taft Union High School in Taft, Calif.(Photo: Google Earth)
At least one person was shot Thursday at a high school in Taft, Calif., KERO-TV reports.
suspect was taken into custody at Taft Union High School, according to
KERO, which reports that it got a tip on the shooting from people hiding
in closets inside the school.
Kern County fire officials as saying the shooting victim was airlifted
to Kern Medical Center with unknown injuries and that a second person,
with minor injuries, refused treatment at the scene.
Three ambulances and a medevac were sent to the school.
Associated Press quotes the city manager's assistant, Debra Elliott, as
saying the shooting was reported shortly after 9 a.m. local time.
KERO said officers form the Kern County Sheriff's Department were going room--by-room to secure the school.
Parents were told to pick up their students at the school's football field, 23ABC reported.
The Bakersfield Californian reported that the West Kern Water District building nearby was also placed on lockdown as a precaution.
Taft, which has a population over just over 9,300 people, is located 30 miles west-southwest of Bakersfield, Calif.