Taft High School shooting: At least 2 shot at Taft High School in Bakersfield, CaliforniaSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 14:30
Taft High School shooting: At least 2 shot at Taft High School in Bakersfield, California
Posted: 10:52 AM
Last Updated: 19 minutes ago
By: KERO.com staff
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Officials have said that at least two people were shot Thursday morning at a high school near Bakersfield, Calif.
The shooting happened at about 9 a.m. at Taft High School, located southwest of Bakersfield. Initial reports indicate that at least two people were shot.
The first person shot was airlifted to an area hospital and the second person denied medical treatment, according to reports.
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.
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Bakersfield school officials take part in shooting survival training
By Associated Press Published: Jan 9, 2013 at 10:07 AM PST
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.