Taft High School shooting defendant Bryan Oliver has taken a plea deal for shooting fellow classmate Bowe Cleveland in the chest with a shotgun last year. Oliver, who was 16 at the time, will be sentenced to 27 years in prison on February 26th but could be eligible for parole in 13 years. His trial in December ended when the jury failed to agree on whether he was guilty of attempted murder or attempted voluntary manslaughter, attorney Paul Cadman vigorously arguing that Oliver had been bullied and sexually harassed for years, and that the school failed to protect him. Bowe Cleveland has had multiple surgeries for a shotgun wound to the chest. His family, as well as Oliver’s and the school district have all filed lawsuits as a result of the shooting on January 13, 2013.  -Suzanne Grant