School shooting in Saugus High School leaves two students dead

Story by Marlene Calderon, Co-Editor in Chief

   Approximately 20 minutes before the start of school, a gunman open fired at Saugus High School on Thursday, Nov. 14 in Santa Clarita, Calif.  Around 2500 students in grades 9-12 currently attend Saugus High; the high school and all the schools within the William S. Hart Union School District were locked down. 

   Two students have been killed and three others have been injured. The suspect is a 15-year-old student of the school and has been described as an Asian male dressed in black clothing. After an hour long search, the suspect was apprehended by authorities and was taken to the hospital due to a self-inflicted gun wound to the head. A .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol with no bullets left has been recovered from the scene.

   In the year 2019, there have been at least 30 school shootings according to the gun safety group Everytown. With the prominence of school shootings news outlets and social media has erupted with analysis of the shooting and growing concerns.

A response from the Superintendent of the Union High School District, Mike Kuhlman, has been published online.