ibm. Santa Clarita Saugus High School shooting raises safety questions "When sophomore E M, 15, performed in an active shooter training video for a class project earlier this school year, the Santa Clarita native never thought he'd actually be running for his life. “We were just preparing for the worst, but we never thought anything would occur in a suburb like Santa Clarita. It’s such a lovely place,” M told USA TODAY in a phone interview. In the instructional video, M played the role of a "person who was hiding," later demonstrating to students how they could safely escape an active shooter situation. On Thursday, Mims found himself a few feet away from an armed classmate. He sprinted into an empty classroom, where he huddled quietly with dozens of other students until police entered the room. "The video helped me out since I reacted right away and was able to do what I needed," Msaid."