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Taft High School Shooting

Teen Wrote Revenge Story Before School Shooting

AP | Posted 04.01.2013 | Crime

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate at a California high school wrote a story posted online about a bullied stude...

Should Parents Be Legally Responsible For A Child's Gunfire?

The Bakersfield Californian | Steven Mayer | Posted 03.23.2013 | Los Angeles

It may be a gun owner's worst nightmare. A child in your home finds a gun, picks it up, and to your eternal regret, fires it out of anger or careless...

Alleged School Shooter Charged As Adult

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 03.16.2013 | Crime

FRESNO, Calif. — A 16-year-old student who was teased by his California high school classmates for his red hair, social awkwardness and bookish ...

School Gunman Told Teacher 'I Don't Want To Shoot You': Cops

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 03.13.2013 | Crime

TAFT, Calif. — Morgan Alldredge had just finished her oceanography test when a classmate she knows well suddenly walked in the open door to her ...

CARTOON: Is This The NRA's Next Bright Idea?

Posted 01.11.2013 | Black Voices

For many, the news of yesterday's Taft High School shooting represented just another reason for more serious gun control laws. In the wake of the ...

Student Tells Teacher: 'I Don't Want To Shoot You'

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 03.12.2013 | Crime

TAFT, Calif. (AP) — Morgan Alldredge had just finished her oceanography test when a classmate she knows well suddenly walked in the open door to her...

Politicians React To California School Shooting

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.10.2013 | Los Angeles

Politicians responded swiftly to the news of a high school shooting in Taft, Calif., calling for an end to gun violence in schools and expressing symp...

Sam Stein

Taft High School's Armed Guard Was 'Snowed In,' Not Present During Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.10.2013 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- Taft Union High School in Taft, Calif., normally has an armed guard on campus to help officials with problems that go "beyond the scope"...

Teacher, Staff Member 'Talked Down' School Shooter: Deputy

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 03.12.2013 | Crime

TAFT, Calif. — A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into a rural California high school on Thursday, shot one student and fired at ...

Amanda Terkel

Biden Press Conference On School Shootings Collides With News Of Another School Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Vice President Joe Biden held a press conference announcing the progress of the White House's gun violence task force on Thursday, ne...

2 Reported Shot At California School

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.12.2013 | Crime

A shooting has been reported at Taft Union High School in Taft, California, KERO reports. The shooting suspect is in custody, according to ABC 7. ...