Police are responding to a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, authorities said Thursday.
A spokesperson at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told BuzzFeed News that the suspect, a dark-haired Asian male in dark clothes, is still at large.
Los Angeles Undersheriff Tim Murakami tweeted that several people are injured. Sheriff Alex Villanueva told ABC7 he believes the suspect and victims are all students.
The Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station said victims have been moved to a hospital, and that the Central Park on Bouquet Canyon Road has been set up as a reunification point for parents.
Police remained on an active search for the suspect in the area as of 9 a.m. Authorities cautioned residents near Saugus High to lock their doors and stay inside.
Brooklyn Moreno, a Saugus High sophomore, told ABC7 she was waiting at the quad for the first bell to ring when she heard the first gunshot.
“I was in shock, I didn’t even process it yet. I just started running because everyone else was,” she said. “There were girls falling in front of me, I was trying to help them up…I didn’t want to get hurt either.”
Moreno said many students left their phones and bags at school “because we just dropped everything.”
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