Following the shooting at Taft Union High School, people turned to social media for the latest information.
Starting Thursday morning, our KGET Facebook and Twitter pages were overwhelmed with comments and messages.
Hundreds of people showed their concern, but some comments started a heated debate about gun control and school safety.
Brenda Vidrio posted this on our Facebook page, "I go to Taft College and now I'm scared to go to class. Why did this have to happen so close to us?"
Ashley Francois-Rios wrote, "Prayers go out to the victims and their family. I hope one day something will be done about this growing issue."
Hundreds of people used social media throughout the day, trying to learn the latest details about the shooting and offer their sympathy.
Many concerned people also posted about gun control, some saying metal detectors should be installed at every school.
This comes on the heels of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pushing for stricter gun laws following the school shooting in Connecticut last month.
"There's got to be some common ground here to not solve every problem, but diminish the probability that what we've seen in these mass shootings and diminish the probability that our children are at risk in their schools."
On Thursday, the Vice President sat down with gun advocates, including the National Rifle Association.
He's expected to recommend a new ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines.