Deadly school shooting in Santa Clarita

By Mike Hayes, Veronica Rocha, Meg Wagner and Fernando Alfonso III, CNN

Updated 2:37 p.m. ET, November 15, 2019
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1:32 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

Lockdown lifted for all schools

School officials have lifted a lockdown on all schools in the area.

“Law enforcement has notified us that the suspect is in custody and a weapon has been seized. We have been told that there is no other suspect. The lockdown has therefore now been lifted from all schools," said Mike Kuhlman, superintendent of the William S. Hart Union High School District.
1:15 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

California governor is "closely monitoring" the shooting

From CNN's Cheri Mossburg

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statement today regarding the shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita.

He said that he is "closely monitoring" the incident and extended his thoughts to those affected.

Read the statement below:

"I am closely monitoring the incident at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita this morning, and my Administration is working in close coordination with local law enforcement. Jennifer and I extend our thoughts to the parents, families and friends of the students and faculty, and the Santa Clarita community."

4:17 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

This mother said her son was "frantic, crying, scared"

Mercedes, the mother of a 16-year-old student at Saugus High School, said she dropped her son off at school at 7:25 a.m. local time, just five minutes before the shooting would have happened.

He called her as the shooting happened to tell her that he had a meeting with his coach and they went into a room and locked the door.

Then her son called her "frantic, crying, scared." She said that her son and his teammates were locked in a classroom with their coach.

"I was just panicked the whole time until I heard from him again. And he said he was okay," she said.

"It was so scary. Because you don't know how to feel, you don't know what to think, you grow super numb inside. [...] You're just in complete shock," she said.

Mom receives phone call from son:

1:24 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

At least one person dead in school shooting

At least one person has died in today's shooting at Saugus High School.

The female patient died at Henry Mayo Newhall hospital, according to hospital spokesperson Patrick Moody.

Moody said two male patients remain in critical condition, and one male patient remains in good condition at the hospital.

Moody said the hospital received four patients from today's incident. 

Two students from Saugus High School were also transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, California. 

1:04 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

Deputies recover a weapon during investigation

Deputies recovered a weapon during their response to the shooting at Saugus High School, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Bob Boese told CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Boese said that it's unclear if it was the only weapon. 

12:52 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

SOON: Sheriff's Department to hold news conference on shooting

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department just tweeted that they will be holding a news conference shortly. We'll be watching and updating our story here.

12:53 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

L.A. County Sheriff says the suspect is in custody

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva just tweeted that the shooting suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital.

12:43 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

Students had practiced active shooter drills before

Students at Saugus High School, where a shooter opened fire today, said they had practiced active shooter drills in school.

The drill "helped us because they said if you're not in a classroom, find a classroom," one student said.

She went on to explain how they escaped:

"We weren't by a classroom, but we couldn't run over there because we thought he was over there. We ran through the fence, luckily it was open, and we got as far away from campus as we could. We just kept running because we didn't know where he was. We learned just to run."
12:50 p.m. ET, November 14, 2019

UPDATE: L.A. County Sherriffs department confirms the suspect is not dead but is being treated at a local hospital and is in custody. CNN previously reported the suspect was dead, citing two law enforcement sources.