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Taft Union High School Shooting

The Empowerment Project

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Our choices are not either to shoot back or cower in the corner, which seems to be the limit of the pop-culture debate. A sense of empowerment does not require being armed; it requires being present and aware.

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 ...

Taft Shooter Was Reportedly Bullied, Had A Hit List

The Bakersfield Californian | Rachel Cook AND Jason Kotowski | Posted 03.13.2013 | Los Angeles

TAFT -- In this city, population 9,327, word spread quickly. The news got around, via phone calls, text messages and social media. There had been a s...

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...

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 ...

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. ...