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Taft High School

Kim Bellware

Forget The Pink Slip, This Principal Is Fighting Tardiness With BMX Stunts

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 09.17.2014 | Good News

A high school principal is hoping his bike skills can convince his students to get to school on time. Well, not his skills, per se, but a look-alike's...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

WATCH: Principal Turns A Failing School Around

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Ten years ago, the graduation rate at Cincinnati's Taft Information Technology High School was 18 percent. It was considered one of the worst schools ...