Investigators continue to question the 16-year-old shooter from Taft Union High School

Suspect may have been bullied

TAFT, Calif - The investigation in to the shooting that took place at Taft Union High School yesterday is still on going and few answers have been given.

The school remains shut down and will be throughout the weekend according to officials and all events have been canceled.

Yesterday around 9 a.m., a 16-year-old student entered a science class room and shot another student at close range with a shotgun.

The injured student was air lifted to Kern Medical Center and underwent surgery. The suspect was apprehended and police have been questioning him since.

During a press conference Taft Sheriff Donny Youngblood said the suspect given a reason.

"Our 16-year-old student suspect has felt like he's been bullied for some time. Last night he planned the event that occurred today." Youngblood said.

The suspect fired three shots into a crowd before being stopped by a teacher.

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