An understudy shooter opened fire Thursday at a Southern California secondary school, leaving one individual dead and a few others harmed before he was arrested, specialists said.
The shooting happened around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus High School in the city of Santa Clarita, around 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
First-year recruit Rosie Rodriguez said she was strolling up the library stairs when she heard clamors that “seemed like inflatables” popping. She understood they were shots when she saw different understudies running.
As yet conveying a knapsack loaded down with books, she stumbled into the road to a home, where an individual she didn’t know offered sanctuary to her and around 10 different understudies.
“I simply heard a lot of children crying. We were terrified,” Rodriguez said.
On a typical day, she stated, Saugus High School had a sense of security.
“We never truly figured this would occur in our school,” she said.
Understudies are accompanied out of Saugus High School after reports of a shooting on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital tweeted that one female patient was dead, two guys were in basic condition and one male was in great condition.
It was vague if there were any others harmed. Starting reports varied as high as six.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted that the suspect was in authority and was being treated at an emergency clinic. He said the presume was an understudy yet gave no additional data.
Saugus High School and different schools in the region were secured.
TV pictures indicated appointees swarming the school and a few people being proceeded onward gurneys. Lines of understudies were accompanied by the school by equipped appointees.
On edge, guardians were anticipating reunification with their youngsters in a recreation center close to the secondary school.
Los Angeles County Undersheriff Tim Murakami has tweeted a statement of regret to the guardians, saying examiners expected to meet the understudies before they could be discharged.
White House representative Judd Deere said President Donald Trump was checking the reports.
Understudy Sharon Orelana Cordova told KNBC-TV she stowed away under a table in a medical caretaker’s office until officials came to get her.
“At the point when I got out, I saw this individual lying on the ground … with blood all finished,” she said.
Understudy Mason Peters told KCAL-TV his class heard an “unmistakable sound” outside.
“Thus my educator immediately sprang to his feet, got up, bolted the entryway, requesting that the understudies get the keys,” he said. “Thus we like strengthened it, killed every one of the lights and afterward we got a lot of work areas and stuff and fortified the entryways. Also, we as a whole simply like remained covered up.”