As residents and students continue to cope with the fatal shooting on the campus of Saugus High School, a community vigil will be held Sunday night in Santa Clarita in an effort to promote healing.
“This vigil will be a chance for all of us to heal together, to support each other and to stand as a community united,” Santa Clarita Mayor Marsha McLean said.
The gathering will be held at Santa Clarita’s Central Park, which was used as a family reunification center in the aftermath of Thursday’s shooting that left two Saugus High students dead, three others wounded and the 16-year-old gunman gravely wounded.
McLean said people attending the vigil should not bring candles. Attendees will be provided with lights or glowsticks in the Saugus High School colors of blue and silver.
Details of the event are posted on the city’s Facebook page.
The city was also working Friday on a website — saugusstrong.org — that McLean said “will be a central resource that will be a central landing place for all resources, support organizations and information for our community.”
“I want to acknowledge the bravery of the students of Saugus High School who went through this and those that came to their aid,” she said. “We are a very tight-knit, family-oriented community and we are all family. When something happens to one of us, we all feel it as well.
“As I speak to our residents, we are all feeling what happened. The entire community is affected.”
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