Saugus High School on lockdown after shooting

Authorities recovered a weapon on the campus but did not identify it or say whether the shooter had another weapon.

One person was killed and two others are in critical condition today after a shooting at Saugus High School, in a community roughly 30 miles north of Hollywood. At least one victim is in critical condition at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital said a female patient there has died and two males are critical. The William S. Hart Union High School District sent out an email saying “several students have been transported to local hospitals,” but Mayo Hospital did not specify whether the patients treated there are Saugus High students.

Deputies say a news conference was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at nearby Central Park but has been delayed. The hospital has a presser scheduled for 11:15 a.m..

Saugus High School Shooting,
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The suspect is a student at Saugus High, which has been evacuated and secured deputies say. They believe there is only one shooter but are “actively investigating and following all leads.”

Authorities recovered a weapon on the campus but did not identify it or say whether the shooter had another weapon. Neighboring high schools in Hart School District are on lockdown Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies said.

A parent-reunification area has been set up at Central Park on Bouquet Canyon Road.

The area is home to many people in entertainment industry, not to mention various studio lots such as the Disney Ranch and Melody Ranch. The latter is where HBO’s Westworld and Deadwood and many Quentin Tarantino films have been lensed, among several other shows and film productions.

Like other schools in the Santa Clarita Valley, Saugus High — which counts about 2,300 students — is notable for having a very competitive baseball program, a grooming ground for MLB prospects.

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