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'Heroics' prevent worse US school shooting

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A high school student in California walked into class on Thursday armed with a shotgun, shot one classmate and missed another before staff "heroics" helped prevent further bloodshed. 

A sign reflects an old population estimate on July 21, 2008 in Taft, California. A high school student in Taft walked into class on Thursday armed with a shotgun, shot one classmate and missed another before staff "heroics" helped prevent further bloodshed.

The 16-year-old gunman's victim was airlifted to hospital where he was in a "critical condition" after the shooting at a high school in Taft, north of Los Angeles, said Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood.

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