Active Shooter Reported At California High School With Multiple Victims Down

Authorities are saying that at least seven people were shot at Saugus High School on Thursday morning.

Santa Clarita, CA – At least six people were shot at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Thursday morning and the gunman is still at large.

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials confirmed that their agency responded to 911 calls about a gunshot wound at the high school located at 21900 Centurion Way at about 7:40 a.m. on Nov. 14, KABC reported.

The conditions of the various victims were still unknown but one person was reportedly shot in the stomach and at least two students were in critical condition.

"This is an active shooter situation,” the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Office tweeted. "If you live in neighborhoods anywhere near Saugus High, PLEASE LOCK DOORS and stay inside. If you see suspect, male dark clothing, in backyards, etc. CALL 911."

Los Angeles County Fire Department Spokesman Christopher Thomas said it wasn’t initially clear if all of the wounded had been hit by gunfire or suffered other injuries in the melee that followed, KUSI reported.

At least one victim was airlifted to a trauma center via helicopter.

Henry Mayo Hospital said they had already received two victims who were in critical condition and were expecting three more patients arrivals momentarily, KTLA reported.

The sheriff’s department described the gunman, who was still at large, as an Asian male wearing all-black clothing, according to KTLA.

There is a manhunt underway involving law enforcement from multiple agencies. UPDATE: The gunman has been found wounded. You can see the latest update HERE.

All of the schools inside the William S. Hart Union High School District have been placed on lockdown, according to KTLA.

"We have multiple victims down," LA County Sheriff's Sergeant Bob said. "Our deputies are doing a systematic search of the campus, trying to locate the suspect."

News helicopter video showed many of the 2,300 students at Saugus High School being evacuated from the school with their hands in the air, KNBC reported.

Students were being bussed off campus to a nearby church for later reunification with their families as SWAT teams cleared classrooms one at a time.

Residents have been asked to avoid the area and to lock their doors and stay inside, KTLA reported.

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Comments (32)
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redpill
redpill

How is this possible? California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. And you can't even get into a high school now without going through a TSA security gauntlet.

Unclefather
Unclefather

This just further proves that gun laws are not going to stop someone intent on causing harm. Until they acknowledge the root cause of these mass shootings (mental illness), we're going to continue to have these events happen. Don't blame the tool for the actions of the user.

Unclefather
Unclefather

My condolences and prayers go out to the victims and their families for the suffering they are experiencing right now.

shooter
shooter

I bet if the teachers and administrators of that school had been armed, trained, and competent, this would not have happened.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder whether stricter federal gun control law, at the federal level, would have prevented this unfortunate incident.

HightowerSFE
HightowerSFE

As Gomer Pyle would say “surprise surprise surprise”

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

I agree that we can’t blame the tool and I think some of this mental illness can be prevented if parents taught their children at a young age what “No” means and taught them about respect for others. By “teach them”, I don’t mean only through verbal communication. Parents teach by example and by appropriate forms of punishment. If a young child reaches for the remote control, you don’t hide the remote. You tell the child to keep their hands to themselves and when they don’t, you pop their hand. “If it doesn’t belong to you, don’t touch it.” and “Keep your hands to yourself”

I can still hear my mom saying them to me and it’s been over 50 years.

Murder is a punishable crime. Has it stopped murder?

RussellSR
RussellSR

Good chance this will be reported by MSM as an another senseless killing by a white nationalist or race not mentioned at all because it does not fit their narrative. " The sheriff’s department described the gunman, who was still at large, as an Asian male wearing all-black clothing, according to KTLA"

Georgia
Georgia

But isn't that a gun free zone?