UPDATE: The suspect is apparently brain dead on life support and there are at least five shooting victims. Three of these victims are in critical condition. One female has passed away from the attack, although it is unclear if this was a student of a staffer. Another male student has died as well.
The shooting occurred around 7:40 am local time. at 9:40 am, the suspect had been taken into custody after fleeing the scene. Information regarding the shooter as well the victims are coming through.
"I heard a bullet hit the wall right next to where we were standing … we ran as fast as we could," one student named Riley told local media. "There were hundreds of us just running as far away as possible," she said.
Townhall's Julio Rosas was on the ground in California at the press conference, and will have a more in depth piece shortly.
This story will be updated.
Authorities responded to an active shooter at Saugus High School in Los Angeles County, Calif. on Thursday morning. Reports indicate that an Asian male may be a suspect, however, details are currently thin.
#LASD Shooting at Saugus High School , Please avoid the area. Male Asian suspect black clothing last seen at the location. Deputies on scene and still responding. Avoid the area Further information to follow.— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) November 14, 2019
Saugus, located in Santa Clarita, "was placed on lockdown and neighboring elementary schools were being locked down" according to NBC News.
Initial reports suggest that at least more than six people have been shot.
DEVELOPING: @NBCLA NBCLA quotes LA Fire Dept that "at least 6 people have been shot at the Saugus High School, about 40 miles north of Los Angeles".— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 14, 2019
Police are encouraging individuals to avoid the area.
ADVISORY: Police activity at Saugus High. **** AVOID AREA ****— SCV Sheriff (@SCVSHERIFF) November 14, 2019
BREAKING: Shooting reported at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA. At least one person seen being transported by paramedics. There are reports of other victims. 3 more ambulances requested.— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) November 14, 2019
Schools in area are on lockdown. No suspect info yet. We are live on @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/CST8jbnzPW
Video footage has shown several taken away from the scene on gurneys. At least two people are in critical condition. The school is roughly 40 miles north of Los Angeles.
This is a breaking news post and will be updated.