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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.