At the Henry Mayo Hospital in Santa Clarita, authorities said a 14-year-old male was treated and released, and the other students died.
After announcing the second death, Villanueva said, "With a heavy heart, we're going to move on with the investigation and figure out what went wrong". "That fear made it feel like we were waiting in silence forever".
Three years ago, senior Denzel Abesamis was a freshman when there was a false report of a shooter at the school, which has left him on high alert ever since. "We were scared", Rodriguez said. Last year, they were paired on engineering projects and sometimes he came to her house.
"He was a quiet kid and I didn't see this coming", another neighbor said. He immediately turned around and drove home.
The gunman never chased any of his victims and appeared to just shoot whoever was there at the time, Villanueva said.
He later texted a classmate who told him they were safe after hiding in their classroom.
"All of a sudden my best friend, Ellie, taps me on the shoulder and she's like, 'We need to get down, '" Miller continued. They found no further danger there.
Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean, whose granddaughter was at the school this morning, said she was deeply anxious about the safety of all students when news of the shooting broke.
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The others who were wounded include two girls, aged 14 and 15, as well as a 14-year-old boy.
Emergency personnel remove an injured student following the shooting.
Police have not publicly identified the shooter because he's a minor.
Berhow, whose 16th birthday was on Thursday, is in a grave condition.
Saugus High's security is provided by one unarmed sheriff's deputy and nine "campus supervisors" who act as guards, said to Collyn Nielson, chief administrative officer for the William S. Hart Union High School District. The Associated Press determined his identity based on property records for his home, which police said was searched after the shooting, and interviews with three of his friends.
A student named Andrew spoke to KABC, and said he was in class when "a loud bang happened", which led several students to head for the door.
Police said they had yet to determine a motive and any relationship between the gunman and the victims. "It was a big mess".
Around 2,300 students attend Saugus High School, which consists of more than a dozen buildings.
She couldn't recall anything indicating he might be violent.
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