AgencyCALIFORNIA: At least three students were wounded in a shooting at a high school in Southern California on Thursday morning, authorities said. The search is now on for the suspect, according to authorities. Deputies have swarmed the scene at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said there are at least three victims, including at least one gunshot victim. All three are believed to be students, said the sheriff.
“The three victims have been transported and they are receiving treatment right now,” he said.
One student said he was headed to school when a few friends texted him to not go because they heard shots.
“At first I didn’t believe it,” said the sophomore. “You would never think this would happen… I saw cops and I stopped and I called my mom and she told me to come straight home.”
Students were led single file through the campus by armed officers. Multiple ambulances were spotted at the scene as worried parents jammed the streets.
Moments before news of the shooting broke, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) was on the Senate floor calling on his colleagues to bring up a universal background checks bill that was passed by the House earlier this year.
He asked for unanimous consent to pass the legislation dubbed the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019” that would establish new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties. The House approved of the measure in February in a 240-90 vote.
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