By Nina Agrawal, Los Angeles Times, November 14, 2019
The shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Thursday touched off intense, heart-sinking fear among many teenagers who ran for cover, barricaded classroom doors with tables and chairs, and hid in closets. Later, as they were reunited at a park, evacuated students and parents collapsed into one another’s arms in long, tearful hugs.
“Fear made it feel like we were waiting in silence forever,” said Andrei Mojica, 17, who locked down with his AP government classmates and prepared to use a fire extinguisher as a weapon if needed.
“How do we recover and step forward past this incident?” Mojica asked.