A student was shot and wounded at a rural San Joaquin Valley high school Thursday and another student was taken into custody, officials said.
The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. at Taft Union High School, a community of fewer than 10,000 people amid oil and natural gas production fields about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
The student who was shot was flown to a hospital in Bakersfield, said Ray Pruitt, spokesman for the Kern County Sheriff’s Department. CBS Los Angeles reports that the student’s injuries weren’t life-threatening.
Pruitt said the suspect is a student, and a shotgun was used in the attack.
Kern County Fire Department Eric Coughran told CBS Bakersfield affiliate KBAK-TVthat another person suffered some type of injuries in the incident but refused medical attention. CBS Los Angeles reports the person was possibly grazed by a bullet.