Taft High School hopes to pass shooting anniversary quietly

TAFT, Calif. -  

A year after a student opened fire inside Taft High School, the healing continues.

Friday is the one year anniversary of the shooting.

School officials say they will try to keep the day as normal as possible and will not do anything to mark the shooting.

They say it doesn't deserve to be recognized.

Meanwhile, the victim Bowe Cleveland continues to recover after police say Bryan Oliver shot him at close range with a shotgun.

"I want to thank everyone that’s helped me along the way. I am not going to let you down and I am certainly not going to let myself down. I am not going to let what was done to me keep me down that’s not,” Cleveland said.

"I have to give a tremendous amount of credit to our staff and our students because they have really come together,” said Taft Union High School District Superintendent Blanca Cavazos.

The accused gunman Bryan Oliver is set to stand trial for the shooting in May.

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