SANTA CLARITA, CA — It’s been about two and a half weeks since a 16-year-old high school student opened fire on the campus of Saugus High school, killing two fellow students and injuring others.
On Monday morning messages of support hung throughout campus and along the neighborhood greeting students as they quietly returned for the first time since the tragedy
Police presence was increased throughout the district, as district officials said they were hoping to help students return to their normal routines.
The outpouring of support has been strong.
In the last week since the tragedy, many fundraisers were organized to benefit the victims of the shooting.
In the meantime, investigators have concluded that the weapon used during the shooting was a so-called ghost gun — a gun assembled from parts and has no serial number.
A CNN study identified 45 shootings at American school campuses from the beginning of 2019, until November 15 of this year — averaging nearly one per week.
As students return to campus, counselors will also be on hand throughout the rest of the year knowing that the healing process could last a long time for these students.