At least two people were shot at a high school in Taft, Calif., Thursday morning and the shooter–believed to be a student armed with a shotgun– was taken into custody, officials say.
Kern County Fire Department said one victim refused treatment at the scene and the other was transported to Kern County Medical Center. One of the victims was a student, the Associated Press reported. The victims’ ages were not immediately released.
23ABC news reported that the station received phone calls from people inside Taft Union High School who were hiding in closests. The station reported that authorities are sweeping the school. The situation is considered stable and students were evacuated to the football field.
City manager’s assistant Debra Elliott says the shooting was reported shortly after 9 a.m. She did not provide further details.
Taft is a city west of Bakersfield with a population of about 7,000.
Reports of the latest shooting comes as the country debates gun control after the deadly shooting inside a Connecticut elementary school last month.