It's been almost a week since the shooting at Taft Union High School. Some parents say they still have not heard anything from the school district.
17 News spoke with several people at the district who say they were instructed not to speak about the shooting by the District Attorney's office. And, the D.A.'s office says that is what they advised.
16-year-old Bryan Oliver is accused of shooting his classmate, Bowe Cleveland, in the chest last Thursday, then trying to shoot another student. Cleveland is expected to recover, but remains in the hospital.
District Attorney Lisa Green said last week she wants to try the case in Bakersfield and does not want to taint the jury pool. And, on Wednesday, Deputy District Attorney Mark Pafford, said they did not force, but advised everyone at the school not to discuss anything about the shooting in order for a fair trial on both sides.
Parents have told 17 News they want to know what security improvements have been made. They want to know if the rumors Bryan Oliver had a hit list last year are true and if anyone at the school was aware. Parents also want to know about social media posts a month before the shooting by students claiming they made the school aware that Oliver was a threat. And, they want to know if there are any new policies regarding threats or bullying since the shooting.
Interim District Superintendent Bill McDermott, was not in the office Wednesday and he did not answer our e-mails. McDermott's assistant says the district's legal counsel is working on a written statement to release. However, she would not tell us the legal counsel's name. And, administrators say a school board meeting with parents will likely happen early next week, but they're not certain.
Taft High School Principal Marilyn Brown, says attendance was at 96 percent on Wednesday.