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Taft Union High School

Teen Takes Plea Deal In School Shooting

AP | Posted 01.16.2015 | Crime

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A teenager charged with shooting a classmate in the chest at his central California high school two years ago accepted a ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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. ...