Saugus High School students will be allowed back on campus today for the first time since a mass-shooting Thursday in which a 16-year-old student shot five classmates, killing two of them, before fatally wounding himself with a shot to the head.
``Students are welcome to come on to campus to retrieve belongings from 10 a.m. (to) noon,'' according to a statement from William S. Hart Union High School District Deputy Superintendent Mike Kuhlman posted on the district's website.
On Wednesday and Thursday, activities are planned for Saugus High students ``that involve helping them process, heal and move forward,'' the statement said.
Classes will resume for students after the Thanksgiving break on Monday, Dec. 2, Kuhlman said.
On behalf of the Saugus family, we want to thank everyone for the countless acts of kindness and compassion that have been extended by friends, neighbors, local churches, community groups, local, state and national leaders,'' Kuhlman said.Let us take courage in knowing that we are stronger as we stand together to face this crisis.''
All other district schools opened Monday.
Counseling was also made available to students and staff at the district's other 15 schools.