Shooting at Taft Union High School Rattles a Nation Still Reeling from Newtown

The shooter allegedly used a shotgun in the Bakersfield, Calif, incident today

On the same day that Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to meet with members of the National Rifle Association in Washington for a conversation about gun control, which comes less than four weeks after 20 students and six teachers and administrators were murdered at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., there has been another school shooting.

According to ABC News, a suspect is in custody in Kern County, Calif., after shooting a student at Taft Union High School with a shotgun. The alleged shooter is also believed to be a student.

The shooting occurred at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Students were evacuated to a football field until 10:30 a.m. while authorities searched the school

The wounded students is being treated at a hospital in Bakersfield, which is about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Another student is being treated, too, although it’s unclear if the second student was shot or suffering from severe stress following the incident.

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