UPDATE 01/10/2013 @ 11:39am Mountain Standard Time

TAFT, Calif. (AP) — One student has been shot at a high school in Taft, Calif., a community in the southern San Joaquin Valley.

Kern County sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt also says a suspect is in custody and is believed to be a student.

The shooting was reported at Taft Union High School around 9 a.m. Thursday.

The sheriff's spokesman says the wounded student was flown to a hospital in Bakersfield.

Pruitt says it's believed a shotgun was used in the attack.

Taft is a community of about 7,000 some 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles.


Reports are coming in of a shooting being reported at a high school in Taft, California. The Associated Press reports the following:

TAFT, Calif. (AP) — A city official says a shooting has been reported at a high school in Taft, Calif., a community in the southern San Joaquin Valley.

City manager's assistant Debra Elliott says the shooting was reported shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday.

No further details are immediately available.

We will updated this story as more information is made available.