Ten years ago a troubled boy came onto the campus with a loaded .22 caliber handgun taken from his father's locked gun cabinet and opened fire, killing two and wounding 13.
The shooting left a swath of death, physical injuries, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder and community pain, that is still being dealt with.
But, Santee also came out in an amazing display of support, and the event is not something to be forgotten.
I have observed that many Santeeans hold onto deep emotions surrounding the shooting, like a weight on their shoulders, as is to be expected. Hopefully this can be a chance to discuss the day and its affects and relieve some of the weight that the community still holds.
A number of San Diego news outlets are remembering the incident in different ways. I invite you to leave comments, start discussions, send in or upload letters or pictures you would like to share (send contributions to email@example.com). Express what you feel, I just ask that you keep in mind that this is a sensitive subject, so please nothing inappropriate or hateful.
Mayor Randy Voepel has announced that he is welcoming the public to and the families and friends affected" at noon on Saturday at the concrete Santana sign at the front of campus.
Santee Patch will have a package of stories on this topic throughout the day and will update this list as we publish new items:
Here are links to other site's coverage of the anniversary, where similar discussions might be taking place:
Sign On San Diego: Scars of the Santana High Shooting- Ten Years Later
NBC San Diego: Santana HS Shooting: 10 Years Later