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Shooting at California high school

UPDATED, 1:36 p.m.:The intractable fulcrums of the gun control debate swiftly reared their head on Twitter as news of this latest school shooting broke. While hundreds of tweets called for greater gun control, a number of people said the shooting was more evidence of the need for more armed teachers.

One prolific tweeter told Piers Morgan (newly known for his anti-gun stance) that the Taft High shooting proved there should never be gun-free zones:

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UPDATED, 1:36 p.m.:APreports that Kern County sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt says the suspect in custody is "believed to be a student."One student and one teacher were injured.

The shooter is believed to have used a shotgun, which has been recovered by police.

The Huffington Post's Sam Stein tweeted confirmation that the school campus is monitored daily by a uniformed deputy sheriff:

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UPDATED, 1:30 p.m.: Via Reuters:

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