There's been a school shooting in Bakersfield, California:
Officials have said that [two people were] shot at Taft High School.Sam Stein asks the obvious question:
The shooting happened at about 9 a.m.
The shooter was taken into custody at about 9:20 a.m. officials said.
23ABC News received phone calls from people inside the school who were hiding in closets....
Reports indicate that the first person shot was airlifted to Kern Medical Center and the second person denied medical treatment....
Have to ask, any reports of whether or not there was an armed guard at Taft High School?— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) January 10, 2013
I'm not sure, but when I search, I find requests from the county sheriff's office for approval of the cost of placing a full-time, 40-hour-a-week deputy sheriff on the Taft campus. Here's one from 2009; here's another from 2008 (both PDFs). So I think an armed cop was there. And still two people were shot.
I suppose the gunners would respond by saying that, hey, only two people were shot. So the system worked! Suck it, libtards! (Because, see, we shouldn't even bother trying to prevent incidents like this. They just, y'know, happen. The best we can do is hope that only a couple of people get shot. Besides, would you rather have no violence, or the vicarious thrill of knowing that some "good guy with a gun" was a hero and stopped the violence after it started? For gunners, the answer is obvious!)
And the gunners will point out that California has strict gun laws, and that schools in California are designated as gun-free zones. So, see, we foolish liberals will get the blame again.
(News story via Memeorandum.)
UPDATE: Gawker confirms:
Taft High School's website claims it employs a Kern County Sheriff's deputy to patrol the campus at all times.That plus the budget requests tells me that Taft did everything the NRA expects.