In the aftermath of the fatal shooting at Saugus High School, authorities Friday announced that investigators have completed processing the crime scene and are handing the area back to school officials.
Investigators completed a “3D scan” of the area of the campus where the killings occurred, and officials have begun preparing for the reopening of the school, Sheriff’s Capt Kent Wegener said during a midday news conference.
A specific reopening date wasn’t clear, but the school remained closed Friday.
Local authorities worked with Facebook personnel overnight to shut down an Instagram account tweeting faulty information from outside the United States, Wegener said. Investigators currently have multiple search warrants pending relating to possible associated accounts, he added.
Carlos Canino, the Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said that while investigators have accounted for six firearms recovered from the suspect’s home, they still don’t know the origin of the weapon used in the killings.
“ATF traced six firearms, which all have been accounted for,” he said.
The weapons are currently at the Sheriff’s department crime lab for evaluation, Canino said.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said detectives conducted dozens interviews, and “As far as we know, the actual targets were at random.”
“We know it was a planned attack. We know it was deliberate,” he said.
He also said that there was no relationship between the suspect and the victims.
“It’s a tough day here in Santa Clarita,” he said, during a news conference Friday at noon. ”Grab your kids. Hold them a little tighter.”
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