A student gunman opened fire at a southern California high school Thursday morning, leaving two dead and several others injured, officials said.
According to authorities, the male suspect, who is a student at the school, opened fire in the quad at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita around 7:38 a.m.
Before classes started.
Authorities were on scene by 7:40 a.m.
After receiving several 911 calls about the shooting.
A*SECON* STUDENT HAS DIEDFOLLOWING THIS MORNING'SSCHOOL SHOOTING IN SANTACLARITA CALIFORNIA.
WPTVNEWSCHANNEL FIVE ANCHOR JAYCASHMERE IS AT THE LIVE DESKWITH WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOWABOUT THIS LATEST SCHOOLTRAGEDY.SHANNON... ACCORDING TOAUTHORITIES THE 16-YEAR OLDSTUDENT OPENED FIRE IN THEQUAD AT SAUGUS (SAW- gus) HIGHSCHOOL IN SANTA CLARITA -THAT'S NORTH OF LOS ANGELES.HE SHOT AND KILLED TWOSTUDENTS... A 16- YEAR OLDGIRL AND A 14-YEAR OLD BOY..AND INJURED THREE OTHERS.LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS THESHOOTER - THEN SHOT HIMSELF INTHE HEAD.
HE IS IN THEHOSPITAL IN*GRAVE CONDITIO*.THE THREE SURVIVORS... A 14-AND 15-YEAR OLD GIRL... AND A14-YEAR OLD BOY... ARE ALLBEING TREATED AT THE HOSPITAL.CLASSES AT THE HIGH SCHOOLHADN'T STARTED YET WHEN THEFIRST SHOTS RANG OUT...SENDING STUDENTS RUNNING FTHEIR LIVES.<"I called my mom as soon as Iknew I was safe enough to getby the neighborhood after Iran after those people.
And Iwas telling families that wastrying to drive to the schoolthat it wasn't safe yetbecause he was still there.And I was just running andthen I called my mom as soonas I got to the neighborhood.It was -- I'm just not goito forget it."