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Shooting at the Santa Clarita School, California: Thousands at the Saugus vigil



SANTA CLARITA, CA. Thousands of people held a candlelight vigil to remember two students shot dead by a classmate at his high school in Southern California when the investigators tried to figure out what triggered the fatal attack that left three other teenagers wounded.

The brother of one of the two killed students told the people at Central Park vigil on Sunday that his sister, 15-year-old Gracie Anne Muehlberger, was "the best sister ever."

Smile on my face ", he added.

Riley Muehlberger liked to remember his sister's birthday party and how she would talk to him about her life at school.

"Funny, loyal, light of our life": Santa Clarita mourns the victims of the Saugus shootings

"I've seen you get bigger day by day. They said you looked up to me when I graduated from Saugus.

Angie Davidson, an aunt of 14-year-old Dominic Blackwell, said his death devastated the family. Davidson was surrounded by other family members, some of whom cried as she spoke.

"He's gone forever, we're broken," Davidson said, "Remember the two precious lives we've lost."

Dominic Blackwell was a ROTC student at Saugus, two of his own ROTC colleagues remembered him as a fun-loving and helpful classmate.

Saugus director Vince Perry told the crowd at the picket that the event was a moment of mourning.

"We are here to regret the loss from two teenagers, two friends, two students, two siblings, and two children, "he said.

Joann Garcia said she had come to the vigil in Central Park, shaken, but determined to help the community from the gunfire Suckus High School. [19659013] "It's very difficult, we thought this would never happen here, it affected everyone," she said. "We all unite."

The mayor of Santa Clarita Ma rsha McLean, commented on the topic of the vigil in her remarks. "Tonight and every day we're in Saugus," she said.

Saugus High School will remain closed until December 2, but counselors will be available to help students cope with their grief, school district officials said in the suburb of Los Angeles, Santa Clarita.


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