Virtual ceremony on Saugus High shooting anniversary premieres Saturday

Santa Clarita residents show their support for the Saugus community at the vigil Nov. 17, 2019. Gilbert Bernal/The Signal

One year after the tragic Saugus High School shooting, the Santa Clarita Valley remains #SaugusStrong. 

To honor the victims Gracie Muehlberger and Dominic Blackwell and their families, and support continued healing communitywide, the city of Santa Clarita and the William S. Hart Union High School District are set to premiere a special, virtual ceremony, dubbed “Unity of Community,” Saturday at 6 p.m. 

“No matter where you were on that fateful morning, either on campus, on your way to work or elsewhere, each and every one of us experienced a variety of emotions. But paramount was fear, love, concern, (and) support for our neighbors, our loved ones and strangers in Santa Clarita and around the world,” Mayor Cameron Smyth said on Tuesday. 

“We certainly encourage all of you to tune in so we can continue the healing process together, because, as one community, we certainly are Saugus Strong,” Smyth added. 

The event is expected to feature speakers, music and remembrance content, according to Dave Caldwell, spokesman for the Hart district. 
To tune in, visit and for more information about Unity of Community, visit

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