Breaking News: Police on scene of a shooting at Taft High School in Kern County, two people reportedly shot—
(@KMJNOW) January 10, 2013
Oh, no. Reports of a shooting at Taft High School in Kern County, Calif. are coming in. Students are being evacuated.
[More] Shooting at Taft High School in Kern County, California according to KABC-TV. Students being evacuated.—
Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) January 10, 2013
The number of people shot is unclear; some reports say two, others say one.
The shooter is apparently in custody.
TAFT, Calif. — According to CNN, officials have said that at least two people were shot at Taft High School. The shooter is in custody.—
WSVN-TV (@wsvn) January 10, 2013
Our affiliates reporting at least two shot at Taft High School in Kern County, CA…they report suspect arrested. Circumstances not clear—
Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) January 10, 2013
Prayers start to roll in.
my prayers go out to every one at Taft high school…just heard there was shooting there—
Anthony Wood (@ayewood24) January 10, 2013
Wow shooting at Taft high school prayers go to them❤—
brooke♛ (@brooke_pitts) January 10, 2013
my only birthday wish is that those affected in the Taft school shooting and all other shootings find peace and tranquility, wherever they r—
RaphaelDeLaHamptons (@TheLyricalNerd) January 10, 2013
praying for the students at the high school in Taft, CA. there was another shooting 😞—
jess (@stay_lovely929) January 10, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to all at Taft High School in California today who were affected by the shooting this morning.—
Erin Poulin (@poulinnerin) January 10, 2013
Twitchy will monitor this awful situation and update with developments.
CNN is confirming two people have been shot.
CNN now reporting two people were shot at Taft High School in Taft, CA. Shooter is in custody.—
Russian Market (@russian_market) January 10, 2013
Local media is reporting that two are dead.
"A shooting has been reported at Taft High School in Taft, California." Two reported dead, shooter in custody, according to local media.—
Emma Roller (@emmaroller) January 10, 2013
That has not been confirmed. Other outlets are still saying two people have been shot, but have not confirmed deaths.
Air ambulance on the scene.
On-scene reports come in.
Fuck this lock down shit! Taft high is scaring meðŸ˜©—
Bryson Martin™ (@MacMartin_) January 10, 2013
taft high lock down wtf? all gonna die? random kids running around :o—
Gabby Hernandez (@yOGabbaGabba0) January 10, 2013
There was a shooting at Taft high.my school was in lock down and I pray for those people who got shot!—
Caitlin BieberMahone (@CayyBoo317) January 10, 2013
Local media reporting a teacher was shot and taken away in ambulance.
Condition of the shooting victims remains unconfirmed and unclear.
According to various reports, one victim, a student, was airlifted to a hospital:
And the other declined treatment:
The shooter is reportedly a Taft student.
The school’s uniformed deputy officer wasn’t there today:
Some tweeters say one of the shooting victims was Bowe Cleveland. This has not yet been confirmed.
I heard Bowe Cleveland got shot in the shoulder. By the kid who made the hit list last year.. Not sure if it's true, but that's what I heard—
Miranda Landreth (@TryForMiranda) January 10, 2013
Cleveland’s Twitter page is here.
Update: Twitter users say the other shooting victim is “Mr. Heber.” This has not been confirmed by police or school officials. Heber reportedly was only grazed and may not be seriously hurt.
I don't even know how to react. There was a shooting at the high school I went to. Mr. Heber was shot.—
Ben (@_transparent) January 10, 2013
I've heard Mr heber wasnt shot he was grazed by a bullet but regardless he remains in my prayers.—
ari massey. (@ocnarfleira) January 10, 2013
Pray for Bowe and Mr. Heber—
Meghan King (@MeghanAnnKing) January 10, 2013
According to Taft HS web site, Ryan Heber is a science teacher.—
Holly Epstein Ojalvo (@heoj) January 10, 2013
Twitter users are saying the shooter is a student named Brian Oliver, but this has not been confirmed by police or by school officials.
Brian Oliver was the shooter…I have no idea who that is:/—
Erica Montoya (@eriiicaaa_03) January 10, 2013
Twitchy will continue to monitor the story and will post updates as needed.
Some Twitter users are posting this photo. Twitchy cannot confirm that this is the alleged shooter. Note the spelling of Oliver’s first name appears to be “Bryan” not “Brian” as we previously reported.
Update, January 11th, 6:28 a.m. ET:
KGET is reporting that Bryan Oliver is the name of the suspected shooter.
USA Today is reporting that Bowe Cleveland was the student who was shot.
These reports are consistent with what Twitchy reported early yesterday afternoon.