Hours after 'routine drill,' student opens fire at Calif. high school --'We will never know what his plan was. I don't think he knew what his plan was.' [Right, but I'm sure his handlers do.] 10 Jan 2013 Hours after a routine school lockdown drill, a student with a 12-gauge shotgun opened fire at a California high school, leaving another student in critical condition, police say. Taft County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says the 16-year-old gunman didn't show up for school Thursday morning at Taft Union High, but interrupted class halfway through first period. The suspect shot the victim, also 16, then tried to shoot a second student; however he missed. "The evidence is his pockets were full. He had a lot of rounds," Youngblood said.