A high school student in California has been airlifted to a hospital after being shot by another student in a science classroom this morning, multiple news outlets are reporting.
According to Kero, a news affiliate of CNN, the unidentified Taft High School student shot another student shortly after 9 a.m. today, Jan. 10. The weapon, a shotgun, was recovered and the suspect is in custody, police told the Californian-based television station.
Taft High School is located in San Joaquin Valley, about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles, Kero reports.
Today's incident comes less than a month after a 20-year-old man shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 students and six teachers before taking his own life. That Dec. 14 shooting has led to calls for greater school security in Newtown, and across the state and nation.
In the weeks following the shooting, Connecticut formed the Sandy Hook School Advisory Commission to evaluate existing laws and policies relating to gun contol, mental health and school safety, and recommend changes. And on a national level, President Barack Obama has appointed Vice President Joe Biden to head up the federal government's response to the Newtown tragedy.
Patch will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.