Kansas connection to California school shooting


ELK COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – One of the students injured in a shooting that occurred at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California has a Kansas connection.

Dennis Klamfoth is the great uncle of one of the students who was injured. He grew up in California and moved to Elk County. He says that when he first heard of the shooting, he thought of his great nephew and his niece.

“Then, I got on the phone and called my sister. They were on their way at the time to the hospital, and it was kind of hard,” said Klamfoth. “But, I got from my brother in law. I heard from him that he [the student] was shot in the thigh. He’s okay and that he’s in the hospital.”

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says a 14-year-old boy died at an area hospital. Earlier, a 16-year-old girl died from the shooting at Saugus High School. Their names were not released.


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