A 15-year-old student has been arrested and taken to hospital for treatment after he allegedly carried out a school shooting that killed one person and left five others injured.
The shooting was reported st 7.45 am Pacific Time at Saugus High School on Centurion Way in Santa Clarita, about 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted: ‘suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital.’
The Saugus High School student whose identified is yet to be revealed was apprehended when officers stormed a home near the school.
According to Mail Online, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital confirmed that a female student has died of her injuries and two patients are in critical condition.
Narrating the shocking experience, a student identified as Alexa said: ‘I heard the first gunshot which, I felt like I was running for my life, at this moment I prayed that everyone was ok and safe
‘We never heard of any threats or problems this suddenly happened, now we’re here getting evacuated from our school not knowing when we will be able to come back
She added: ‘It’s a sad world we live in’ and one which cannot be controlled.’
Another student who was on his way to school when the shooting happened, told KTLA: ‘I was going to school when it happened, and I heard three shots and people started running. It was chaotic,
‘My sister is still in school, she is still in the choir room and I’m waiting for her to come out.
‘We’ve had all these drills many times, they wanted us about this happening, it’s so surreal, it never felt this real
We definitely had one in the last month or so. For the most part, it’s duck and cover and block.’