Reports of Hit List Probed in California School Shooting

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
California authorities are investigating allegations that a 16-year-old boy held in a classroom shooting that wounded a classmate had been suspended from school last year for having a hit list.

This image provided by the Taft Midway Driller/Doug Keeler shows paramedics transporting a student wounded during a shooting Thursday Jan. 10, 2013 at San Joaquin Valley high school in Taft, Calif. Authorities said a student was shot and wounded and another student was taken into custody. (AP Photo/Taft Midway Driller, Doug Keeler) MANDATORY CREDIT

TAFT, Calif. (AP) - California authorities are investigating allegations that a 16-year-old boy held in a classroom shooting that wounded a classmate had been suspended from school last year for having a hit list.

Kern County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ray Pruitt says the reports of the hit list are being looked into as part of the investigation into Thursday's shooting at Taft Union High School in the city of Taft.

Almost immediately after the shooting, other students began giving accounts about the suspect having drawn up a list at some point.

The sheriff's spokesman says the teen was booked into juvenile hall for investigation of two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Investigators plan to submit their case to the district attorney's office on Monday.


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