Teen Charged as Adult in Kern County School Shooting: DA

A student was critically wounded in the shooting on the campus of Taft Union High School

By Jonathan Lloyd and Rosa Ordaz
|  Monday, Jan 14, 2013  |  Updated 8:23 PM PDT
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Teen Charged as Adult in School Shooting: DA

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A student was critically wounded Thursday in a shooting at Taft Union High School in Kern County.

A student accused of opening fire with a shotgun in a Kern County high school classroom -- wounding a classmate -- will be charged as an adult with attempted murder.

The boy, accused in the shooting Thursday at Taft Union High School in Taft, will face two charges of attempted murder and three charges of assault with a firearm, said Kern County Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark Pafford. The boy is scheduled for a court appearance Monday afternoon.

A teacher and campus supervisor are credited with "disarming" the boy after he shot and wounded the classmate. The teacher suffered a graze wound to the head, caused by a shotgun pellet round.

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