TAFT, Calif. – Taft High School students are being evacuated following a shooting that has injured at least 2 people, according to reports. Police cars along with several ambulances have arrived to Taft High School after reports of gunfire was radioed to 911 operators.
Officials are saying that two people were shot at about 9 a.m.
A shooter has been taken into custody at approximately 9:20 a.m.
The Guardian Express has learned that news received phone calls from people inside the school who were hiding in closets and restrooms.
Kern County Sheriff’s Department officials are going room-by-room to secure the school, and have not officially spoken to the media.
Reportedly, the first person shot has already been airlifted to Kern County Medical Center and the second person refused medical treatment.
Officials are asking parents to pickup their students at the football field.
Circumstances are not altogether clear as the incident occurred only 30-40 minutes ago.
Taft Union High School is located in the largely agricultural Kern County, CA.
Again students are being evacuated to the football field.
The Guardian Express will updated this story as soon as more news is available.
At least 2 shot at Taft High in Kern County, Calif.; suspect in custody
At least two people were shot at Taft High School Thursday morning. It happened at about 9 a.m. and as of 9:30, students had been evacuated to the football field and there were reports one person was in custody.
Details remain sketchy at 10:09 a.m.