taft high school shooting

The saga continues. Another school schooling took place yesterday at a high school in Kern County, CA.

According to CNN, a 16-year-old student entered a science classroom during first period at Taft High School with a 12-gauge shotgun. He fired a round to the upper body of a fellow student and tried to shoot a second student, but the teacher was able to take the shooter down before anyone else was harmed.

The teacher was struck it the head with a pellet but authorities said he is okay. The victim is in critical condition and the county sheriff said if it wasn’t for the teacher’s quick response “we don’t know what would have happened.”

The shooter is now in police custody and, according to reports, he will be charged as a juvenile with attempted murder. His name has not been released but police say he targeted the two classmates because he felt he had been bullied.

This is another sad story but it brings up the continued talks about gun violence and gun regulation laws in this country. In light to the recent Sandy Hook massacre and now the death at Taft High, hopefully lawmakers will handle this issue with a sense of urgency.

Do you think this tragedy could have been prevented? What are your thoughts on gun control?

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