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Santa Clarita Shooting at High School Leaves Several Injured Santa Clarita Shooting Updates: Several Injured at High School
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A shooting at a high school in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Thursday morning left several people injured, the authorities said. Law enforcement officers were searching for the gunman. A shooting at a high school in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Thursday morning left several people injured, authorities said.
Local news reports put the number of injured victims between three and seven. The Associated Press, citing Los Angeles County authorities, said six injuries were reported, and television stations showed people being loaded into ambulances outside the school, Saugus High School.Local news reports put the number of injured victims between three and seven. The Associated Press, citing Los Angeles County authorities, said six injuries were reported, and television stations showed people being loaded into ambulances outside the school, Saugus High School.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, which serves Santa Clarita Valley, said in a tweet shortly before 9 a.m. local time that it had received two victims of the shooting, both in critical condition, and that three more were en route. Sheriff Alex Villanueva of Los Angeles County told NBC in Los Angeles that all of the victims were students and that the gunman was also a member of the student body.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department urged people to avoid the area and tweeted that a male suspect in black clothing was last seen at the location. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, which serves Santa Clarita Valley, said that it had received four victims after the shooting, with three a female and two males in critical condition, and one male in good condition.
“There is an active shooter at Saugus High School,” a deputy with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said. “We’re on the scene and handling it.” The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department urged people to avoid the area.
All the middle and high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District, as well as neighboring elementary schools, were being locked down, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said. A suspect was in custody and being treated at a hospital, according Sheriff Villanueva. All the middle and high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District, as well as neighboring elementary schools, were being locked down, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said.
Sgt. Bob Boese, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, told the NBC station in Los Angeles that officers were going through the school looking for the gunman and had expanded the search to the area around the buildings. Helicopters were also being used.
He said that there were at least three victims and that all of the “gravely injured” had been removed, though he cautioned that other students might have sustained other injuries during the shooting and the evacuation. A weapon has been recovered, said Sgt. Bob Boese, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, though he would not offer any details about the type. He said he did not know if the gunman was carrying more than one weapon.
A weapon has been recovered, Sergeant Boese said, though he would not offer any details about the type. He said he did not know if the gunman was carrying more than one weapon. Jeremy Thompson’s two sons attend Saugus High School, and he said he first learned about the shooting when his younger son, a sophomore, called him early on Thursday morning.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Mr. Thompson said his older son, a senior, told him by text that he and his classmates had barricaded themselves in a classroom likely their first period class and covered up the windows. Later, he and many other students were moved to a gymnasium by school staff, Mr. Thompson said.
Cellphone reception was spotty, and Mr. Thompson said he was only getting updates from his sons intermittently — terse texts that seemed to understate the gravity of the moment.
“You would expect them to be more affected, but it’s just the reality that has plagued kids for so many years at this point,” he said.
The sophomore told his father that there had been shots fired at school and that he was walking away from the building toward his mother’s house nearby.
“Kids today, they never call, so you get this call, and you automatically wonder what it’s going to be,” Mr. Thompson said in an interview from a parent reunification center nearby. He had been at the school the night before to see one of his sons performing in a theater production of “Shakespeare in Love,” where everyone had been celebrating a successful show.
“And then I come here this morning and see a bunch of them huddled together in tears,” he said of their peers.
Mr. Thompson, a former Democratic staffer, said that as the names of shooting sites around the country stack up — Parkland, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas — he had just wished Santa Clarita would not be added to the list.
“You just hope against hope that it’s not going to hit your school or your kids,” he said.
Mass shootings have been occurring across the country with increasing frequency. Here are some attacks that took place in California in recent years.
Long Beach, Oct. 30, 2019: Three men were fatally shot and at least nine other people were injured at a Halloween house party when a gunman opened fire on the gathering from an alley.
Gilroy, July 28, 2019: A man with an assault-style rifle opened fire at a festival, killing three people and wounding 13 others, and then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after exchanging gunfire with police officers.
Thousand Oaks, Nov. 7, 2018: A man set off smoke bombs to create confusion at the Borderline Bar, a country music venue, then shot a security guard at the entrance and opened fire into the crowd inside the bar, killing 12 people. He was found dead at the scene.
Rancho Tehama Reserve, Nov. 14, 2017: A gunman rampaged through a small community, firing at an elementary school and several other locations, killing at least four and wounding at least 10, before he was fatally shot by the police.
San Diego, April 30, 2017: A man fired a gun at a poolside party while talking on a cellphone with an ex-girlfriend, killing one person and injuring at least six, before the police shot and killed him.
San Bernardino, Dec. 2, 2015: A heavily armed man and woman killed at least 14 people and wounded at least 17 at a social services center before dying in a shootout with police.
Isla Vista, Calif., May 23, 2014: After stabbing three men to death in his apartment, a college student methodically opened fire on bystanders, killing three more and wounding 13.
Santa Monica, June 7, 2013: Four people were killed and five wounded as a gunman walked through Santa Monica with an assault-style rifle, firing at people, cars, a public bus and buildings before being shot and killed by the police.
Heather Tal Murphy contributed reporting.