• Matt Esnayra

2 Dead, 5 Injured in a School Shooting in Santa Clarita, Gunman in Custody.

What We Know So Far:

Two students are dead and three other students suffered gunshot wounds during a mass-shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita earlier today.

The Shooting:

Gunfire was reported at approximately 7:30 am and police descended on the high school eight minutes later. Police discovered six students with injuries, including the alleged shooter, who had a supposedly sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.

  • At a press conference held by LA County Sheriffs, the gunman fired upon his classmates in the quad with a .45-caliber handgun, before turning the gun on himself.

  • SWAT teams searched nearby neighborhoods for the suspect, who they thought fled the scene of the crime.

  • The entire William S. Hart school district was placed on lockdown.

  • Today is allegedly the gunman's' 16th birthday.

Saugus High School Student Describes his teacher's reaction:

LA Co. Sheriffs are investigating "multiple scenes":

The Gunman:

CBS News is reporting that 16-year-old Nathaniel Berhow is the shooter and is a student from Saugus High School. Berhow was sent to a nearby hospital for his wounds.

Reaction From LBPD:

Kamala Harris said "Our children and communities are being terrorized":

Bernie Sanders said "Children in America should not live in fear for their lives at school or anywhere else":

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