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    At least two people shot at Taft High School in California

    Report: At least two people shot at Taft High School in California » Abilene Reporter-News

    At least two people shot at Taft High School in California
    • Posted January 10, 2013 at 11:49 a.m.

    Via Scripps Broadcast (23ABC News)

    TAFT, Calif. - Officials have said that at least two people were shot at Taft High School.

    The shooting happened at about 9 a.m., and reports indicate that at least two people were shot.

    The shooter was taken into custody at about 9:20 a.m.

    23ABC news received phone calls from people inside the school who were hiding in closets.

    Kern County Sheriff's Department officials are going room-by-room to secure the school.

    Reports indicate that the first person shot was airlifted to Kern Medical Center and the second person denied medical treatment.

    Parents were told to pick up their students at the football field.
    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar

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    SD reports another non news story

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    The National Memo » Biden Promises Gun Recommendations As Another School Shooting Is Reported

    Biden Promises Gun Recommendations As Another School Shooting Is Reported

    January 10th, 2013 1:53 pm Jason Sattler



    At a meeting with sportsmen groups Thursday afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden said he will deliver a report on addressing gun violenec to President Obama by next Tuesday. As CNN covered Biden’s comments, the news channel broke away to give initial reports about a shooting at school outside Bakersfield, CA.

    The president appointed Biden as the head of his gun violence task force in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In recent days he’s been meeting with stakeholders, including retailers and activists.

    “There is a surprising — so far — recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks, not just [to] close the gun show loophole, but total, universal background checks, including private sales,” Biden said.

    The vice president also said that his report would address high-capacity magazines and the ability of federal agencies to do research on gun violence, something the NRA has effectively blocked since the mid 90s.

    Biden was meeting with representatives of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Ducks Unlimited, and the Outdoor Industry Association. He will meet representatives of the NRA and the entertainment industry later Thursday.

    NRA president Wayne LaPierre responded to the shooting at Sandy Hook by calling for armed guards at every school and by blaming videogames and the media for creating a culture of death.

    On Wednesday, Biden told gun control groups, ”The president is going to act. There are executive orders, executive actions that can be taken.” He made no attempt to backtrack from his suggestion Wednesday, preemptively warning Congress that if they didn’t play a role in reducing gun violence, they’ll end up with the president’s solutions.

    The president’s press secretary refused to clarify what executive orders may be considered, despite a hysterical reaction to Biden’s suggestion from the right. The New York Times’ David Firestone explored what executive actions the president might take — they mostly involve better enforcement of current laws and mandating reporting of gun-related crimes. Nothing close to the specter of confiscation the right immediately suggested.

    Early reports from Taft High School in Kern County, CA indicated that two people had been shot and a shooter had been taken into custody.

    There have been 695 gun deaths in the United States since the Newtown shooting less than a month ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    INCOMING!
    That's right, here we go. No report on how the shooter was taken down though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    That's right, here we go. No report on how the shooter was taken down though...
    There's no reports on fatalities yet either, but you just keep stressing the important things.

    Your priorities are severely fucked.

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    WARNING! THE FOLLOWING DOESN'T FIT THE LOONEY LEFT-LIBERAL NARRATIVE:

    School Tragedy Averted As Teacher Draws Her Gun on Crazed Gunman

    “He pulled out his gun and started pointing it at people,” Thacker said. Cowan trained a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol at Riden’s face, said Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson. Carolyn Gudger, the school resource officer, drew her gun, then shielded the principal’s body with her own.

    Thacker remembers Cowan shouting something – possibly including the words “10 years” – but she isn’t sure. She turned and ran out the set of public doors to the mulch pile in the front of the school, and hid behind bushes.
    “He might shoot someone,” Thacker remembered thinking. “I just wanted to get out of there.”

    Riden fled and Gudger inched back into the school, leading Cowan through the scattered pastel chairs in the empty cafeteria. It was a tactical move, meant to lure the gunman into a more contained place, Anderson said.

    Gudger, the school resource officer held the gunman in a standoff for two minutes, until police arrived. After they did, the cops again demanded Cowen drop his gun. He didn't. Shooting broke out and Cowen was killed.

    Just Another story that the media isn't interested in for transparently obvious reasons...
    A Deplorable Bitter Clinger

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    The school resource officer (whatever that is) carries a loaded weapon around a school and your only concern is that the media highlight how great that is? Strange.

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    America, truly a demonstration of a failed society.

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    ^ A little bit different to how you think things went down Boontard



    Hardly a good example when compared to "man lets fly 100 rounds in 2 minutes" lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamBlake View Post
    The school resource officer (whatever that is) carries a loaded weapon around a school and your only concern is that the media highlight how great that is? Strange.
    Not really. Just part & parcel of the world we live in. Or should say, the world America lives in these days w/regard to the latest school shootings. A lot of copy cats seem to be coming out of the woodwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    INCOMING!
    That's right, here we go. No report on how the shooter was taken down though...
    He only had a shotgun. Thankfully assault weapons are banned so he could not get one. A teacher talked him down after he had fired his weapon into 2 bullies injuring one. Another example of California Gun Control working .... if he had an assault weapon it would have been a dead class room. The Sheriff said that even if they had 4 armed officers there it would not have helped; he was in, and firing before anyone could react.

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    Boon Mee........................

    Taft High School Armed Guard Was 'Snowed In,' Not Present During Shooting

    Taft High School Armed Guard Was 'Snowed In,' Not Present During Shooting


    Posted: 01/10/2013 5:10 pm EST | Updated: 01/10/2013 5:32 pm EST



    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" of the administration.

    But on Thursday morning, as a student showed up with a shotgun and fired two to four shots at a teacher and a classmate, the officer was nowhere to be found.

    "He couldn't get there because he was snowed in," Sheriff Donny Youngblood of the Kern County Sheriff’s Department said in a press conference Thursday afternoon.

    To what extent the officer's absence contributed to the situation at Taft Union will never be known. Law enforcement officials were grateful on Thursday that the impact of the shooting had been limited. The suspected shooter injured only two individuals: a teacher who received what Youngblood called a "pellet wound" to the head, which did not cause significant damage, and a 16-year-old student who was evacuated to a hospital, where he or she remained in critical but stable condition.

    Had another teacher and a campus supervisor not talked the shooter down from firing more rounds, Youngblood stressed, the situation could have been far worse. Youngblood estimated that some 20 additional students were at risk. Police arrived at the scene a minute after the first calls came in at 9:00 a.m. PST., and the suspect was in custody by 9:20 a.m.

    The shooting goes down as yet another chapter in a series of recent instances of gun violence. Coming at the start of what promises to be a contentious political debate around gun control legislation, it could potentially alter the course of that conversation.

    That's because Taft Union High School had already adopted the type of preemptive security approach that the gun rights community has been advocating for. In a School Accountability Report Card for the 2011 to 2012 year, officials listed the following under the heading: School Safety.

    "Two campus supervisors and a uniform deputy sheriff (the school resource officer) monitor the campus before, during and after school."

    A separate document from the school notes that "two campus supervisors and a full-time sheriff’s deputy work with the assistant principal on matters of student welfare." The document also notes that the high school "contracts with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department to employ a full-time school resource officer to deal with truancies and disciplinary issues that are beyond the scope of our administration."

    A separate law enforcement official, briefing reporters on Thursday afternoon, said he and his colleagues were grateful for the school's policy, regardless of the fact that the armed officer had been unable to make it to the school that crucial morning.

    "Unfortunately they can't be every place at all times," the official said.

    Others following the gun policy debate have been more critical of the idea of posting armed officials on the campus of every school, a proposal pushed by the National Rifle Association following the shooting deaths of 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Many observers questioned both the cost and the efficacy of the idea. An armed guard, after all, had been at Columbine High School the day of the shooting there. In addition, not all mass shootings take place at schools, raising the question of whether the country should have armed officials at every mall, movie theater and house of worship as well.

    But the idea does poll well. And as Vice President Joe Biden puts together a list of recommendations with his gun policy task force, it's been suggested that he could throw the NRA a bone by proposing more money to place guards at schools.

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    Guns = Bad...

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    ^ So the shooter was talked down.........

    And the armed guard wasn't able to come in due to the weather.

    And then there's Columbine.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Guns = Bad...
    Now you are getting it mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Just Another story that the media isn't interested in for transparently obvious reasons...
    They're certainly not interested in it now because the incident you quoted happened 3 years ago. However, when it happened, 3 years ago may I remind you, it was major news.


    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    And then there's Columbine.....
    An excellent point but totally lost on Boon Mee. Take a look at the blog he quoted from and tell me that any sane person would be a regular reader of something like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    reports indicate that at least two people were shot
    Only 2? Good thing this guy didn't have a hammer!

    Anyway, maybe the kid was just showing the other kids how safe his shotgun is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quimbian corholla View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    reports indicate that at least two people were shot
    Only 2? Good thing this guy didn't have a hammer!

    Anyway, maybe the kid was just showing the other kids how safe his shotgun is.
    Good job he didn't have an assault rifle as well, which could have killed the entire classroom in the same time it would have taken to shoot both barrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    America, truly a demonstration of a failed society.
    Some might suggest that the American society has never reached any pinnacle of development, anyway...

    So, failure is rather moot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Some might suggest that the American society has never reached any pinnacle of development, anyway...
    man on the moon amongst others ,

    makes it even sadder to see where they are today .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    WARNING! THE FOLLOWING DOESN'T FIT THE LOONEY LEFT-LIBERAL NARRATIVE:

    School Tragedy Averted As Teacher Draws Her Gun on Crazed Gunman

    “He pulled out his gun and started pointing it at people,” Thacker said. Cowan trained a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol at Riden’s face, said Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson. Carolyn Gudger, the school resource officer, drew her gun, then shielded the principal’s body with her own.

    Thacker remembers Cowan shouting something – possibly including the words “10 years” – but she isn’t sure. She turned and ran out the set of public doors to the mulch pile in the front of the school, and hid behind bushes.
    “He might shoot someone,” Thacker remembered thinking. “I just wanted to get out of there.”

    Riden fled and Gudger inched back into the school, leading Cowan through the scattered pastel chairs in the empty cafeteria. It was a tactical move, meant to lure the gunman into a more contained place, Anderson said.

    Gudger, the school resource officer held the gunman in a standoff for two minutes, until police arrived. After they did, the cops again demanded Cowen drop his gun. He didn't. Shooting broke out and Cowen was killed.

    Just Another story that the media isn't interested in for transparently obvious reasons...
    For posterity.

    Did you not read the report you retard.

    Two unarmed teachers talked him down.
    The shooter wasn't killed.

    separate document from the school notes that "two campus supervisors and a full-time sheriff’s deputy work with the assistant principal on matters of student welfare." The document also notes that the high school "contracts with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department to employ a full-time school resource officer to deal with truancies and disciplinary issues that are beyond the scope of our administration."

    A separate law enforcement official, briefing reporters on Thursday afternoon, said he and his colleagues were grateful for the school's policy, regardless of the fact that the armed officer had been unable to make it to the school that crucial morning.
    Jeez BM, you just keep making a dick of yourself over and over and over.

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    Listen up all you gun-grabbers! This is why we put up resistance now, before the collectivists have incrementally disarmed us.



    Never doubt it can't happen again...

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    ^We need assault rifles to protect us from our irrational fears!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    Reports indicate that the first person shot was airlifted to Kern Medical Center and the second person denied medical treatment.
    what happened there? didn't he have insurance? or was he black?

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