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Shooting reported at high school in California

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published January 10, 2013 at 12:06 p.m. Updated January 10, 2013 at 4:38 p.m.

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This image provided by the Taft Midway Driller/Doug Keeler shows paramedics transporting a student wounded during a shooting Thursday Jan. 10, 2013 at San Joaquin Valley high school in Taft, Calif. Authorities said a student was shot and wounded and another student was taken into custody.

— A student was shot and wounded at a rural San Joaquin Valley high school Thursday and another student was taken into custody, officials said.

The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. at Taft Union High School, a community of fewer than 10,000 people amidst oil and natural gas production fields about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

The student who was shot was flown to a hospital in Bakersfield, said Ray Pruitt, spokesman for the Kern County Sheriff’s Department. There was no immediate word on the victim’s condition.

Pruitt said the suspect is a student, and a shotgun was used in the attack.

Kern County Fire Department Eric Coughran told KBAK-TV that another person suffered some type of injuries in the incident but refused medical attention.

KERO-TV Bakersfield reported that the station received phone calls from people inside the school who hid in closets.

It was not immediately clear how many students are enrolled at the high school, which teaches 9th through 12th grades.

The Taft shooting came less than a month after a gunman massacred 20 children and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., then killed himself.

That shooting prompted President Barack Obama to promise new efforts to curb gun violence. Vice President Joe Biden, who was placed in charge of the initiative, said Tuesday in Washington, D.C., that he would deliver new policy proposals to the president by next week.

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rainbowharold55 says... January 10, 2013 at 2:32 p.m.

Jesus, more guns. Quick, Biden, do something!

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Veda says... January 10, 2013 at 4:48 p.m.

How did the student get a SHOTGUN into the school in the first place?

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djigoo says... January 10, 2013 at 5:03 p.m.

Party at Alex Jones' house!

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HalALouyah says... January 10, 2013 at 5:04 p.m.

Confiscate all shotguns! That should do it!

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djigoo says... January 10, 2013 at 5:23 p.m.

Nobody's calling for that, a$$w1pe.

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rainbowharold55 says... January 10, 2013 at 5:37 p.m.

You know, I hear the NRA invented "cars kill people more than guns do" line so much. We license drivers, charge them for the privilege, force them to insure against damage they cause, and revoke privileges when abused. Good idea, huh?

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HalALouyah says... January 10, 2013 at 5:40 p.m.

Ah poor little gooey got his feelings hurt; do you think Mr. Lapierre is out buying Kobe beef and lobster tails right now for a big dinner after hearing this news? Heck he's probably sending Dom and Cristal to every table in the restaurant. Goo isn't free speech great? It's just too bad sometimes your comments get banned.

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T6 says... January 10, 2013 at 6:17 p.m.

Inquire the rest of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution after that comma IS the "right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." YOU may not like it but GET OVER IT!

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HalALouyah says... January 10, 2013 at 6:37 p.m.

So T6 you are saying the anti gun nuts are talking out of context? I am so shocked! Don't worry, they will blame Fox News for everything. It's no wonder Fox continues to kill their competition, even without assault rifles!

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HalALouyah says... January 10, 2013 at 7:27 p.m.

I don't own a gun, have stated it repeatedly on these pages. It's funny how everyone intreprets everything to fit their agenda.

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