"However, the account has yet to be authenticated", a Sheriff's Department statement said. His.45-caliber handgun was found with no bullets remaining when it was recovered. A 14-year-old girl, a 15-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were injured but survived the shooting.
"And then he shot two people and I saw that happen, I just saw him fire - one, two, three - and then I knew I needed to get out of here", said Micah Turner.
A video of the shooting shows the gunman shooting himself in the head.
Police have reportedly arrested the suspect, a 16-year-old boy.
"My worst nightmare actually came true", she said later as she left a nearby park with her father. The student said she texted her father to say, "I love you".
Orandi said she has heard about so many school shootings that she always assumed she'd panic.
This comes after the suspect opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita Thursday morning.More news: Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley tells of ‘scary’ stalker incident
They later determined he was one of the hospitalized students. The 16-year-old gunman was also taken to the hospital in critical condition after attempting to take his own life after the shooting. "We have to do it now", the Democratic presidential candidate said at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, about 71km south of Santa Clarita, where the shooting at Saugus High School took place.
Television footage showed a chaotic scene at the high school, with teenagers walking in a line behind armed law enforcement officials with their arms raised in the air.
They also heard five shots, and said they could immediately tell the bang they heard was not the sound of a popping balloon or a falling binder.
Choir teacher Kaitlin Holt said one girl, shot in the hip and shoulder, was rushed into her classroom by other students.
News confirmed that the suspect in the Saugus High School shooting is dead hours after he opened fire, injuring several people.
A shooting happened Thursday at a Los Angeles County, Calif. high school, officials said. Initial reports of six victims were likely due to duplicate reports, the AP said.
President Trump is monitoring the situation and the White House has encouraged residents in the area to follow the advice from local authorities.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the shooter was a student at the school but did not identify him.More news: Prince Harry, Archie star in new photo for Prince Charles birthday
In an update, the department says, "If you live in neighborhoods anywhere near Saugus High, PLEASE LOCK DOORS and stay inside".
Thomas says it's not known if the patients have gunshot wounds or other types of injuries.
Sheriff's deputies have swarmed the campus 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
The shooter, 16, was listed in grave condition, sheriff's officials said.
The scene at Saugus High School was reminiscent of other recent mass shootings at schools across the United States, including the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former student with an assault gun killed 17 people on February 14, 2018.
Several students were placed on gurneys and transported to ambulances in the school's parking lot.
Los Angeles County Undersheriff Tim Murakami has tweeted an apology to the parents, saying investigators needed to interview the students before they could be released.
After deputies reached the school, they worked to clear the campus and begin a systematic search for the suspect on school grounds and nearby. Thursday was his birthday.More news: Europe gives go ahead to market Ebola vaccine