Saugus High School shooting

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On November 14, 2019, a shooting happened at the Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California. It injured six people and killed one student.[1] The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the shooting before 8 a.m.[2]

One of the students was shot in the stomach.[2] One student was found at the school's choir room.[3]

Victims[change | change source]

Two students, a 15-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, were killed.[4]

Two girls, aged 15 and 14, and a boy, aged 14, were injured.[5] Four students were hospitalized at the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, three in critical condition.[6] Two were transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center.[7] Aside from all being students of Saugus High School, there there is no known connection between the gunman and the teens shot.[8]

Perpetrator[change | change source]

The perpetrator was identified as Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow (November 14, 2003 – November 15, 2019), a student at the school,[9][10] who turned 16 on the day of the shooting.[11] He shot himself in the head with his last bullet and died the following day.[12] One student said Berhow was a quiet, normal student who ran cross country and was a Boy Scout.[13]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Saugus shooting live updates: At least 7 injured at high school, one critically". The Los Angeles Times. November 14, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "5 people shot at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, prompting massive police response: WATCH LIVE". ABC News. November 14, 2019.
  3. "Multiple people injured in shooting at California high school". CNBC. November 14, 2019.
  4. "Santa Clarita shooting: 2 teens killed; attack came on suspect's birthday, officials say". The Los Angeles Times. November 14, 2019.
  5. "California school shooting: Santa Clarita attack leaves two dead". Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  6. "CBS News on Twitter". Twitter. November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  7. Ana Cabrera (November 14, 2019). "MORE: two additional students from Saugus High School were transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, California, CNN has learned". Twitter.
  8. By Elisha Fieldstadt and Dennis Romero Nov. 15, 2019 NBC News
  9. de Puy Kamp, Majlie; Broder, Noah; Glover, Scott (November 15, 2019). "A community in shock describes suspect they know". CNN. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  10. "California school shooting: Deadly shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita today - live updates". CBS. November 14, 2019.
  11. "School shooting reported in Santa Clarita". CNN. November 14, 2019.
  12. James, Michael (November 15, 2019). "Teen gunman who killed two in shooting rampage at California high school dies in hospital". USA Today. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  13. Lam, Kristin (November 15, 2019). "Santa Clarita shooting: What we know about the Saugus High School suspected gunman, victims". USA Today. Retrieved November 15, 2019.