published Thursday, January 10th, 2013

1 student shot at high school in Taft, Calif.

TAFT, Calif. - A student was shot and wounded at a San Joaquin Valley high school Thursday and a suspect was taken into custody, officials said.

The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. at Taft Union High School, an oil and agricultural community 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.

"We have a suspect in custody," Pruitt said, adding that the person was believed to be a student.

Pruitt said it's believed a shotgun was used in the attack.

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.

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