Student Shot Inside California High School
Teacher, supervisor talked student into dropping shotgun
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 10, 2013 12:43 PM CST
Updated Jan 10, 2013 2:56 PM CST
This image provided by the Taft Midway Driller/Doug Keeler shows paramedics transporting a wounded student at Taft Union High School in California.   (AP Photo/Taft Midway Driller, Doug Keeler)

(Newser) – A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into class in a rural California high school this morning and shot one student, fired at another but missed, and then was talked into surrendering by a teacher and another staff member, officials said. The teen victim was in critical but stable condition, said Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood. The teacher suffered a minor pellet wound to the head but declined treatment.

When the shots at Taft Union High School were fired, the teacher began trying to get the more than two dozen students out a back door and also engaged the shooter in conversation to distract him, Youngblood said. A campus supervisor responding to a call of shots fired also began talking to him. "They talked him into putting the shotgun down," Youngblood said. The sheriff said that at one point the shooter told the teacher, "I don't want to shoot you," and named the person he wanted to shoot. He had about 20 shotgun rounds in his pockets.

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Jan 11, 2013 12:15 PM CST
I"ll bet this bully will never pick on anyone again. Unless he's a gang member, and then his wounds will be a badge of honor when he eventually goes to prison.
Jan 11, 2013 10:04 AM CST
Note to kids, don't be a bully and don't piss anyone off, in other words, be nice.
Jan 11, 2013 9:12 AM CST
this may be an unexpected benefit. because it says the anti bully croud may be responsible for newtown and this event. victims with new found feelings of entitlement are now taking deadly action