Two people were shot in a California highÂ school on Thursday morning and police have taken the shooter into custody.
The shooting took place at Taft Union HighÂ School just outside of Bakersfield, California and began around 9am.
The shooting comes less than a month afterÂ the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut where 20Â children and six adults were killed.
A number of students at the California schoolÂ called 911 and their parents on their cell phones from inside the school onceÂ they heard the sound of the gunshot.
‘My friend’s been shot,Â the teacher’sÂ been shot- I don’t know what to do,’ the girl reportedly said to her mother onÂ her cell phone.
The local ABC affiliate received twoÂ separate calls from people who were hiding in closets during theÂ incident, andÂ the shooter- who is believed to be a student at theÂ school- was taken intoÂ custody by police at around 9.20am.
The shooting took place in the physicalÂ sciences building on campus, and the West Kern Water District building was putÂ on lock-down as a precaution because it is located right next to the school,Â according to BakersfieldÂ Californian.
As of 11am, officials from the Kern CountyÂ Sheriff’s Department were still checking each room in the school.
The second person reported only minorÂ injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene.
Neither of the individuals have beenÂ identified, only to say that the one with more serious injuries was aÂ studentÂ at the school.
Ray Pruitt, the spokesman for theÂ KernÂ County Sheriff, said that a shotgun was used in the attack and theÂ suspect isÂ thought to be a student at the school.
Parents are being told to pick up all of theÂ other students at the school’s football field immediately.
The public school is located in the smallÂ town of Taft which is about anÂ hour’s drive outside of Bakersfield in southernÂ California.
The nearby middle school- Lincoln Junior HighÂ School- was shut down as a warning when the shooting at Taft Union School wasÂ reported.
Felicity Reich, 13, said that her teachersÂ told all of the students that a shooting had taken place at the highÂ school.
‘They were all trying to keep each otherÂ happy and not flip out,’ she said of students trying to keep one anotherÂ calm.
Buzzfeed reports that a student admitted toÂ falsely warning of a school shooting at Taft Union High School in December.
It is unclear if that student had anything toÂ do with today’s shooting,Â but when questioned by police in December he admittedÂ that his threatÂ was false.
‘All theÂ resources one can possibly imagineÂ to respond to a horrible tragedy areÂ here,’ Taft City Councilman Dave NoerrÂ told the Bakersfield CalifornianÂ after arriving at the scene.