At least two students have died and several other students have been injured after a gunman opened fire at Saugus High School, located in the Southern California city of Santa Clarita.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said on Twitter that a suspect in the shooting is in custody and is being treated at a hospital. He also tweeted, "Parents please Re-Unite with your students... If your student has not been released we appreciate your patience, they may have been a witness and are being interviewed."
In a press conference held by the LA County Sheriffs, Sheriff Villanueva said the suspect is a 16 year-old male and a student at Saugus High School. He is also in critical condition at a local hospital. Multiple students are being interviewed by Sheriffs and local detectives to investigate the shooting. In addition, detectives have reviewed video footage which confirms the suspect did retrieve a weapon from his backpack and shot five students before he shot himself.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station noted in a tweet that the Henry Mayo Hospital had received five patients, two of which were in critical condition.