US student opened fire in school to take on bullies
forum-indonesia.comCALIFORNIA: A 16-year-old boy armed with a shotgun opened fire in a California high school classroom on Thursday , critically wounding a fellow student before two staff members talked him into surrendering the weapon, authorities said.
The accused gunman was arrested at Taft Union High School in inland Kern County following the shooting and investigators later said he felt he was being bullied by one or two students in the class, including the boy who was shot and seriously wounded.
One student critically wounded by gunfire from the 12-gauge shotgun was airlifted to a nearby hospital, police said, and remained in critical but stable condition.
“We did develop some information that leads us to believe the suspect felt he was being bullied or had been bullied by students,” Kern County Sheriff ‘s spokesman Ray Pruitt said.
Police said the gunman called out the name of another boy and shot at a group of students but missed. There were 28 students in the classroom at the time he opened fire, Pruitt said. Pruitt added that the investigators believe the gunman planned his attack on Wednesday evening and that the gun belonged to his 19-year-old brother.