Saugus High shooting: 15-year-old victim returns home from hospital

Mia Tretta, 15, returns home from hospital on Monday evening. Courtesy of Tretta family

Family members reported Mia Tretta, 15, who had been recovering at a hospital following the Saugus High shooting that left three teenagers dead and three others wounded last week, returned home Monday evening. 

Mia Tretta, 15, survived a gunshot wound below her belly button and was airlifted Thursday morning to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, where she underwent surgery to rule out any internal injuries, according to doctors during a Friday news conference. 

“Thankfully our daughter was released from the hospital and is at home recovering,” the Tretta family said in a statement Tuesday. “We are grateful for the incredible outpouring of thoughts and prayers expressed by our family, friends and the Santa Clarita community. We join with our neighbors in grieving the terrible loss that has impacted so many.”

The 15-year-old is one of two others who have returned home from the hospital to recover. Her friend, Addison Koegle, 14, who survived two gunshot wounds and was treated at the same hospital, recorded a message that played during a vigil Sunday night at Central Park to remember all those affected by last week’s events. 

“I wanted to let everyone know that I am doing well and I am at home with my family,” she said in the video. 

Saugus High students returned to campus on Tuesday to recover belongings left behind last week and connect with counseling resources. Recovery and support activities are planned on campus for students Wednesday and Thursday, and classes are scheduled to resume Dec. 2 after the previously scheduled Thanksgiving break.

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