Dodgers Visit Saugus High, LASD Two Months After School Shooting
Two months after a mass shooting ripped a hole through their community, students at Saugus High School got some love from the Blue Crew. The L.A. Dodgers visited the high school on Friday to show their support for the students, embracing fans and playing games at a pep rally.
Afterwards, the Dodgers headed to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in Santa Clarita to eat lunch with the first responders to the Nov. 14 shooting.
“We’re definitely appreciative of the Dodgers coming out into this community,” said County Sheriff Alex Villanueva (Los Angeles Times). “It was hit, obviously, pretty hard by the tragedy. Nothing like some Dodger blue to lift up spirits. Astros be damned.”
(That last part was a reference to the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal that very well may have robbed the Dodgers of a World Series win.)
Friday’s visits are part of an ongoing community outreach effort by the team. After the Borderline Bar shooting that claimed 12 lives last year in Thousand Oaks, the Dodgers attended a lunch with families of the victims.