- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - A school district has sued the city of Taft, claiming a school shooting two years ago would not have happened if a police officer was on duty.

The Bakersfield Californian reported Monday (https://bit.ly/1FhaqT5) that the complaint filed by Taft Union High School District seeks damages for breach of contract and contractual indemnity. City officials did not immediately comment on the suit.

School Resource Officer Doug Hallmark was trapped at home on Jan. 10, 2013, when roads were closed due to ice and snow. That was the morning a student was critically wounded by a shotgun blast allegedly fired by classmate Bryan Oliver, who was 16 at the time.

Oliver’s trial on two counts of attempted murder ended in a hung jury Dec. 16. A retrial is scheduled for Jan. 26.


Information from: The Bakersfield Californian, https://www.bakersfield.com

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