Taft High School Shooter Charged as Adult

taft-shootingTAFT, Calif. (KTLA) — A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate at Taft Union High School, near Bakersfield, has been charged as an adult in the case.

Bryan Oliver has been charged with attempted murder and other counts in connection with the shooting last Thursday, the Kern County district attorney’s office said Monday.

Classmates said that Oliver had been bullied, and was even rumored to have a “hit list” of students he wanted to shoot.

Meantime, classes resumed at Taft on Monday. Parents and students held a community rally and vigil on Friday night.

16-year-old Bowe Cleveland, who was shot in the chest and abdomen, is in a medically-induced coma, but it expected to survive.

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5 comments

  • Honest Gabe

    Staff Are Responsible And Parents Need To Be "Abnormal" And Get Involved With There Children. The "Normal" Let The School Be In Control Of Their Children , This Is a Result of Failure.

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  • Diana

    I think the bully should be charge and held accountable for the shooting because he trigger that kid by bulling him . I think a lot of people are responsible. For this because many knew that he was being bullied and didn't do anything to stop it