And before the dust has even cleared, here come the activists, right on cue.
One of the males in critical condition has since succumbed to his injuries, bringing the total to two. He is reported to have used a 45 caliber pistol in the shootings.
In Santa Clarita, California, a school went on lockdown after a school shooting injured several students and resulted in at least one fatality.
It began at 7:30am local time in a community about 30 miles from downtown LA. The shooter was a student. Described by police as male, Asian, and 16 years old.
The school was Saugus High School and the suspected shooter who was initially thought have fled the scene.
Students evacuate as police respond to shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. Several have been injured and the suspect remains at large. Authorities are urging the public to shelter in place. #Repost @nbcnews pic.twitter.com/bbq96yO3G1
— Nicole Rodriguez (@NicRodriguez) November 14, 2019
He was later apprehended among the injured. Rumors that he had fatally shot himself were dismissed by authorities as unfounded.
Police described him as having pulled out a handgun, shooting five victims and then shooting himself in the head. Obviously, he survived the wound.
The two known threats issued against this school were looked into, and had no connection to this individual.
Saugus High School was a little different than some other schools in that it was not one or two large buildings, but a network of smaller bungalows across a campus, surrounded by a fence. This made defending against this attack and tracking it after the fact all the more difficult.
L.A. Homicide Captain Kent Wegener describes the shooting, in which 6 students were hurt, including the 16-year old victim, whose birthday was today pic.twitter.com/M7Yu1sG1lF
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) November 14, 2019
The latest news on the victims so far — which included both male and female — is as follows:
We know of one female victim who has been killed. She has not yet been publicly identified.
Several other students were shot, and two of them (both male) are reported to be in critical condition.
At this point, there is more we DON’T know than we do know. The weapon used has not yet been reported. Whether it was legally owned or not has not been reported. Whether this student has had any negative history or warning signs has not been reported. A search warrant for the student’s home was issued.
The Democrats will now use use the victims of the Santa Clarita shooting (like they did my daughter) to try and take away your rights!
Who uses the death or injuries of children as political weapons?
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) November 14, 2019
And Meadow’s father was 100% correct. Before many of the students even had a chance to be reunited with their worried families, Democrats started in with the tweets.
My heart breaks for our neighbors in Santa Clarita and our children, who have to grow up in a world where they can't go to school without fear.
This. Must. End.
— Rep. Katie Porter (@RepKatiePorter) November 14, 2019
The high school shooting in Santa Clarita is horrifying. My heart goes out to the families and children – our kids deserve better. We have to fight gun violence and shootings at every level, from firearm laws on down. The time for action is long past – we must do more than mourn.
— Andrew Yang? (@AndrewYang) November 14, 2019
Of course, that game can be played both ways:
Trump was eager to work with Democrats on school shootings, but they are too busy pushing fake impeachment.
These children might not have died if the Democrats in Congress were doing their job; cared more about saving kids than partisan politics. https://t.co/nObm3sU7St
— John Ocasio-Nolte (@NolteNC) November 14, 2019
Do we know what went wrong in this case? No. So any sweeping statement about what the solution might be is ridiculously premature.
But we can say at least SOME things definitively.
California already has the law that Democrat Chris Murphy is proposing and it did *not* stop the tragedy in Santa Clarita https://t.co/JJGbFcQA6d
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 14, 2019