At least two people were shot at Taft High School in Kern County, Calif., Thursday morning, and authorities have the alleged shooter in custody.
“TAFT HIGH UPDATE: Officials say at least 2 shot; shooter now in police custody,” the Twitter account for KABC in Los Angeles tweeted around 9:32 a.m. local time.
The television station originally said one person had been shot at Taft High School in Taft, Calif. Details are still forthcoming, and it’s unclear whether the two victims were students.
Even as few details were known, Twitter users vented about the school shooting, which occurred less than a month after Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The Newtown shooting spurred calls for harsher gun-control legislation, including the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. Lanza used an assault weapon during the attack, which ended after he shot himself.
“JESUS CHRIST. There’s been a school shooting in Kern County. How much longer will we let this go on in America?” said Twitter user @silver_locusts.
“Another school shooting in Kern County CA – this will not stop so now what?” added Judy Golden.
“Sad to read abt [sic] the shootings in Kern County in California,” opined Kamla Bhatt.
Taft is about 40 miles southwest of Bakersfield, Calif.