Saugus High shooting victim at home, recovering

14-year-old Andrew Gardetto, a private first class in the Santa Clarita Valley Young Marines program. Courtesy

The family of 14-year-old Andrew Gardetto, a victim of the Saugus High School shooting that left three dead and three others injured, reported the teen is at home recovering with family, according to a statement released Sunday morning.

Gardetto, who’s also a private first class in the Santa Clarita Valley Young Marines program, was shot in the right thigh and released from the hospital that night following the incident, per the statement.

“He’s doing good, and he’s in good spirits,” said Jennifer Hernandez, unit adjutant for the Young Marines.

Gardetto has been surrounded by family and friends as he recovers from his injuries, according to the statement.

14-year-old Andrew Gardetto. Courtesy

“He will continue receiving support as he begins to cope with the senseless act that has forever changed him, his loved ones, fellow students and our entire community,” read the statement, adding that the Young Marines organization is mourning for the victims and survivors.

Gardetto and his family would also like to thank the Santa Clarita community, first responders and all those who have been praying for his swift recovery, both physical and emotional, as they begin to heal.

He and his family will also be in attendance at Sunday’s vigil, hosted by the city of Santa Clarita and scheduled for 7 p.m. at Central Park.

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