Saturday, January 12, 2013

Taft classroom shooting: Bullying seen as motive for attack - latimes.com

Taft classroom shooting: Bullying seen as motive for attack - latimes.com:


Taft classroom shooting: Bullying seen as motive for attack

Taft Union High School
Police said the boy accused of opening fire inside a Taft, Calif., high school Thursday, critically injuring a classmate, felt he was being bullied and that appears to be a motive for the incident.
Law enforcement officials said the suspect would be charged with attempted murder. They did not give his name because he is a minor.
They said they were investigating what role bullying may have had in motivating him to allegedly fire a 12-gauge shotgun at students in his science class at Taft Union High School. In addition to the hospitalized victim, the suspect tried to shoot a second student and missed before a teacher was able to persuade him to stop, authorities said.
"He certainly believed the two he targeted had bullied him," Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told reporters 

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