Another school shooting happened Thursday morning inside the Saugus High School in Santa Clarity Valley, California, where five students were shot. Two of the students died, a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. Three were injured at the scene. Two girls 14 and 15 were noted to be in fair to good condition, and a 14-year-old boy was treated and released from the hospital by Thursday afternoon.
One student was also injured in the incident but was not due to the shooting. Two off duty police officers and one off duty sheriff’s deputy were at the right place at the right time when they were dropping off their own teen children. These officers sprung into action and saved many lives due to their extensive training and control of the situation. Five were confirmed shot, unfortunately, but the horrific scene would have been much worse had they not been there.
As the off duty officers arrived to take action, the shooter attempted to take his own life and is left in critical condition. The officers arrived at the scene around 7:40 am Thursday morning right after the first rounds of gunfire went off. They immediately began treating the victims to stop the bleeding until paramedics arrived.
The gunman was a 16-year-old student who was also stopped in action, and before his arrest, he tried to take his own life but failed. Law enforcement officials stated the scene unfolded within 16 seconds, and then it was all over. Had these officers not been on hand at the scene, it would have lasted much longer, but 16 seconds can be an eternity under these circumstances.
Detective Daniel Finn of the Santa Clarita Station described the horrific nightmare he was witnessing upon arrival. As he was dropping off a family member, he saw the students take off running. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters of CNN Finn’s account, “[He] was exiting, driving away from the school along the perimeter, when he saw all of the children running away from the sound of the gunfire. He turned around and became the very first person on the scene.”
Villanueva continued, “Finn was accompanied by Officer Sean Yanez from the Inglewood Police Department and Officer Gus Ramirez from the Los Angeles Police Department, and all three entered the school literally within seconds of the shooting. Uniformed officers arrived within a minute of the off-duty officers.”
Sheriff Villanueva told the local news KTLA, “As soon as they saw the six victims, they saw the handgun was there, they realized there was not a pending threat immediately, and they tended to the care of all of the victims and got the first aid rolling.
Off-duty first responders were there and did not hesitate, turned around, and went right into the source of the gunfire to attempt to neutralize it, and they rendered first aid immediately. Their actions definitely saved lives, and my hat’s off to them.”
It did not take CNN long to fire the first shots on gun control. It is sad these situations occur, and the news media has to jump right in and make matters worse. Anderson Cooper tweeted with the first post and interview from a Saugus High School shooting survivor.
He posted several tweets, but why did this have to be the very first one? “It’s really hard to know what to do when someone is actually there with a gun, and your life is actually threatened.” – Saugus High School shooting survivor Ember Miller “It breaks my heart that more kids have to die for us to do something in this country.”
Other tweets came from the survivors of the Aurora movie theater shooting, “This is something you don’t get over,” says Sandy Phillips, whose daughter was killed in the Aurora movie theater shooting, about the Saugus High School shooting. “You move on from, but you don’t move through it, and you don’t ever leave it totally behind you.”
The last tweet from another student came shortly after from Cooper, “Saugus High School shooting survivor: “It’s going to take a really long time to process everything.”
It is hard to tell real from fake or exaggerated when it comes to CNN. No one has time to comprehend what has taken place before the “Fake News” takes control and exploits the story to fit the need of the Socialist Democratic agenda to disarm America. Whether staged or real, at least have the compassion for human life over exploitations.