Vice President Joe Biden’s presentation on how the Obama administration plans to address gun violence in the United States was interrupted today by news of yet another school shooting. This one happened in a school that has “a uniform deputy sheriff monitoring campus ‘before, during and after school.’”
At least one person (possibly two) was shot at Taft Union High School in Taft, California (120 miles northwest of Los Angeles, 30 miles west-southwest of Bakersfield) this morning. The student who was shot is reported to have been airlifted to a Bakersfield hospital. Some reports say a second victim (possibly a teacher) denied medical care. The shooter, who is believed to be a student, was taken into custody at about 9:20 AM.
23ABC News of Bakersfield, California reported receiving phone calls from people inside the school who were hiding in closets.
As noted by Think Progress, White House Correspondent for the Huffington Post Sam Stein tweeted: Taft High School does have a uniform deputy sheriff monitoring campus “before, during and after school.”
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