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  • Prayers, calls for blood donations for Bowe Cleveland

  • Shooting victim still in critical condtion
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  • Here are the latest developments in the Taft Union High School shooting:
    •Shooting victim Bowe Cleveland remains in critical but stable condition Saturday at Kern Medical Center's intensive care unit. He is expected to survive the close-range shotgun wound but faces more surgery. He is in a medically induced coma after undergoing surgery
    •There have been calls for blood donations. Cleveland lost 16 total pints of blood in the shooting, Trent Unruh said, and people are being asked to donate to Houchin Blood Bank in Cleveland's name.
    • The suspect, Bryan Oliver, remains in custody at juvenile hall in Bakersfield.
    •Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green will hold a press conference Monday morning in Bakersfield to discuss what charges Oliver will face and whether or not he will be charged as an adult or juvenile.
    Oliver, like Cleveland, is a 16-year-old junior. Oliver could face attempted murder charges for shooting Cleveland and shooting at another student.
    •Taft Union High School will remain closed on Monday. Counseling services will available for students on Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • More than 100 people braved bone-chilling cold weather to attend a prayer vigil at A Street Park Friday night. It was organized by Soul Saver Ministries. State Senator Jean Fuller and Assemblymember Shannon Grove attended along with Kern County Supervisor David Couch and City Councilman Orchel Krier. Fuller spoke and Grove led a prayer, but both Couch and Krier said they wanted to stay out of the spotlight and just wanted to be there.
    •The Hellfighters, A Christian motorcycle ministry, held a prayer for about two dozen people at Taft Union High School Saturday morning.
    • A group calling itself Vets Against School Shootings is planning to have American military veterans guard at Taft Union High School and other schools in the Taft, Elk Hills and Maricopa areas. For more information, go to the groups Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pages/Vets-Against-School-Shootings/.

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