Victim's mother speaks for first time since Taft Union High School shooting

100 mile ride to support Taft victims

TAFT, Calif. - Hundreds gathered in Taft on Saturday to show support for victims of a school shooting and to show support for Bowe Cleveland, as well.


“I don’t have any words for the giving, and love, and kindness, and prayers that filtered through since this whole thing has taken place,” said the victim’s mother Leah Cleveland. “I have amazing friends and support and I can never repay them for all they’ve done for me and giving me peace, and my family peace.”

Local riders asked Kern County's motorcycle community to join in a ride that showed support for the victims that were affected during the shooting at Taft Union High School.

"The Wildcat Run" was held Saturday morning Jan. 26. The ride started at Chilled and Grilled at 621 Center Street and cost $20 per bike or $5 per passenger.

The entire ride was 100 miles and all the money raised went towards assisting those directly involved with the Taft  High School shooting tragedy.




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