Santa Clarita’s Turn of Tears

Abner Mariaca Diaz, Writer

On Thursday morning November 14 at 7:38 a.m, Santa Clarita’s public school, Saugus High school, suffered what was, according to the Gun Violence Archive, the 38th school shooting this year.

The shooter was a 16-year-old junior who attended the school. The shooter left two dead and three wounded, and then the suspect proceeded to take his own life with the same weapon he used on his victims, a .45 caliber hand semiautomatic handgun, stated Captain Wegener of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect’s two victims, which lives he ended, consisted of a 16-year-old student and a 14-year-old male student, who both attended the high school, said Captain Wegener.

Currently, the police don’t know the exact motives for the suspect’s acts. They do know that in 2017, according to the Wall Street Journal, the suspect’s father died and his parents were fighting for custody of the child. Officials have met with the suspect’s girlfriend and mother to investigate into possible reasons as to why the suspect did this.