But before Biden could finish his presentation, CNN cut into his remarks to report on another school shooting. This morning, “at least two people were shot at Taft High School” in California at 9:00AM and the shooter has reportedly been taken into custody. Watch it (the Breaking News is broadcast after a commercial break):
During the meeting, Biden floated the idea of implementing “universal background checks, not just closing the gun show loophole” and limiting the availability of high capacity magazines. “The last area is the whole subject of the ability of any federal agency to do research on gun violence,” he said.
The United States has experienced at least 33 school shootings since Columbine.
NY Daily News reports that an “active shooter,” is still presumed in the building.
Sam Stein tweets: Taft High School does have a uniform deputy sheriff monitoring campus “before, during and after school.”
A local NBC affiliate reports that a teacher and a student had been injured and are currently receiving treatment in hospital. The student’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The shooting allegedly took place in a science classroom. The suspect is another student and the weapon has been recovered.