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How the Taft community is coping in the wake of school shooting

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Police search a home, at right, believed to be the home of the Taft Union High School shooter, who shot one student, in Taft, Calif., Thursday Jan. 10, 2013. The teen victim was in critical but stable condition. The shooter was later talked into surrendering and was taken into custody. Tracie Cone/AP

The Kern County town of Taft is recovering from the shock of a school shooting last week. 16-year-old Bryan Oliver allegedly used a 12-gauge shotgun to target two other students who may have bullied him. 

One of the students was hit before a teacher at Taft Union High School convinced the boy to put the gun down. Oliver has been charged with the shooting and will be tried as an adult.

Reporter Alice Daniel from the California Report went to Taft to find out how the community is coping.

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