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Roger Stone Guilty of Witness Tampering, Lying to Congress

 Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, has been found guilty at his trial in federal court in Washington.
Stone was convicted Friday. He was charged in a seven-count indictment that alleged he lied to lawmakers about WikiLeaks, tampered with witnesses and obstructed a House intelligence committee probe.
His trial highlighted how Trump campaign associates were eager to gather information about emails hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton that were released by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
Prosecutors say Stone lied to Congress about his conversations about WikiLeaks with New York radio host Randy Credico and conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi.
He’s also accused of trying to intimidate Credico and threatening to take his dog.
Stone had denied the allegations and decried the case as politically motivated.

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Ex US Ambassador to Ukraine Felt ‘Threatened’ After Being Ousted

The ousted former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, testified Friday at the congressional impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump that she was “shocked and devastated” over remarks Trump made about her during a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.“I didn’t know what to think, but I was very concerned,” she told the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. “It felt like a threat.”Her testimony was consistent with her closed-door testimony last month when she said she felt “threatened” and worried about her safety after Trump said “she’s going to go through some things.”A career diplomat, Yovanovitch was unceremoniously recalled to Washington after Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, and his allies waged what her colleagues and Democrats have described as a smear campaign against her. Two Giuliani associates recently arrested for campaign finance violations are accused of lobbying former Republican House member Pete Sessions of Texas for her ouster.Yovanovitch was mentioned in Trump’s July 25 call with Zelenskiy that triggered the impeachment probe after a whistleblower filed a complaint. According to the White House summary of the call, Trump said Yovanovitch was “bad news.”As Yovanovitch was testifying, President Trump disparaged her on Twitter.Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2019….They call it “serving at the pleasure of the President.” The U.S. now has a very strong and powerful foreign policy, much different than proceeding administrations. It is called, quite simply, America First! With all of that, however, I have done FAR more for Ukraine than O.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2019Yovanovitch, who served as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from July 2016 to May 2019, also testified last month that U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland had recommended she praise Trump on Twitter if she wanted to save her job.House Intelligence Committee Chairmen Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, gives opening remarks as ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., left, looks on.During opening remarks, Democratic committee chairman Adam Schiff said Yovanovitch was “smeared and cast aside” by Trump because she was viewed as an obstacle to Trump’s political and personal agenda.Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, read a rough transcript of an April call Trump had with newly elected Zelenskiy that shows Zelenskiy was eager to have Trump attend his inauguration in Ukraine. The White House released the transcript just minutes after the hearing began, apparently an attempt to dispel any notions of wrongdoing  by the president.pic.twitter.com/ObHvebm4ry— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2019“I know how busy you are, but if it’s possible for you to come to the inauguration ceremony, that would be a great, great thing for you to do to be with us on that day.”Trump vowed to have a “great representative” attend the event if he was unable to.The U.S. delegation to inauguration was led by Energy Secretary Rick Perry after Vice President Mike Pence canceled the trip.Yovanovitch’s removal sent shockwaves through the foreign service, with more than 50 former female U.S. ambassadors writing a letter to Trump and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to protect foreign service officers from political retaliation.Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump’s efforts to tie U.S. aid…William Taylor, acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, a senior State Department official in charge of U.S. policy toward Ukraine, testified on Wednesday during the first day of the historic televised hearings that could lead to a House vote on articles of impeachment before the end of the year.All three diplomats have previously testified behind closed doors about Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s son, Hunter, and to probe a discredited conspiracy theory regarding the 2016 president election.Democrats say the open hearings will allow the public to assess the credibility of the witnesses and their testimonies. Republicans hope to discredit the impeachment proceedings and poke holes in the witnesses’ testimony.Also Friday, David Holmes, a staffer at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine is scheduled to appear before House investigators for closed-door testimony. Holmes overheard Trump ask Sondland about the status of “investigations” during a phone call after Trump’s July 25 conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart.Next week, the House panel will hold public hearings again. The schedule for testimony includes:
 Tuesday: Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence; Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, former director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, Ambassador Kurt Volker, former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine; and Tim Morrison, a White House aide with the National Security Council focusing on Europe and Russia policy.
 Wednesday: Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union; Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs; and David Hale, under secretary of state for political affairs. 
Thursday: Fiona Hill, former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia. 

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Вища рада правосуддя відсторонила баришівську суддю із розслідування «Схем»

Вища рада правосуддя 15 листопада ухвалила рішення тимчасово відсторонити від здійснення правосуддя суддю Баришівського районного суду Київської області Олену Литвиненко.

«Рішення про притягнення судді до дисциплінарної відповідальності та застосування до неї дисциплінарного стягнення у виді подання про звільнення з посади ухвалила Перша Дисциплінарна палата Вищої ради правосуддя 15 листопада 2019 року», – ідеться в повідомленні на сайті ВРП.

19 липня ВРП відкрила дисциплінарну справу стосовно судді Баришівського районного суду Олени Литвиненко, яка раніше винесла ухвалу про тимчасове припинення дії ліцензії авіаперевізника SkyUp.

Про ймовірні порушення з боку судді під час винесення цього рішення журналісти програми «Схеми: корупція в деталях» (спільний проект Радіо Свобода і телеканалу «UA:Перший») розповіли в розслідуванні «Таємниця баришівського суду».

 

Перша Дисциплінарна палата ВРП отримала скарги від адвоката авіакомпанії SkyUp Дмитра Толкачова та народного депутата Антона Геращенка та вирішила, що отримані відомості «можуть свідчити про наявність у діях судді Баришівського районного суду Київської області Литвиненко О.Л. ознак дисциплінарного проступку».

«Істотне порушення норм процесуального права під час здійснення правосуддя, що призвело до порушення правил щодо юрисдикції, умисне або внаслідок грубої недбалості допущення порушення прав людини і основоположних свобод або інше грубе порушення закону, що призвело до істотних негативних наслідків», – йдеться у повідомленні Вищої ради правосуддя.

У ВПР вважають, що суддя Олена Литвиненко, яка винесла ухвалу про призупинення ліцензії SkyUp на право перевезення пасажирів – «фактично зупинила господарську діяльність авіакомпанії, що є втручанням в діяльність товариства», а під час вирішення питання щодо наявності чи відсутності підстав для забезпечення позову «взяла до уваги лише думку позивача, проігнорувавши інтереси відповідача та інших користувачів, пасажирів».

24 червня Державне бюро розслідувань розпочало кримінальне провадження щодо судді Баришівського районного суду Олени Литвиненко на підставі розслідування «Схем». ​

Провадження розпочате за фактом «постановлення суддею завідомо неправосудної ухвали» – тобто за ознаками правопорушення передбаченого ч.1. статті 375 Кримінального кодексу України. Ця стаття передбачає санкції у вигляді обмеження волі до 5 років або позбавлення волі від 3 до 5 років.

Суддя Олена Литвиненко подала заяву про відставку, яку мали розглянути на засіданні ВРП 18 липня. Але за кілька днів до розгляду, 15 липня, вона цю заяву відкликала.

Ухвалу щодо призупинення ліцензії SkyUp суддя Баришівського суду Олена Литвиненко винесла 24 травня цього року. Водночас тоді суддя відмовилася забороняти компанії «здійснювати господарську діяльність з перевезення пасажирів повітряним транспортом до вирішення спору по суті». Журналісти хотіли звернутися до неї за коментарем, та застати її на робочому місці не вдалося – у суді сказали, що Литвиненко у відпустці.

«Схеми» виявили, що позов, у результаті якого суддя Литвиненко ухвалила рішення, був фіктивним – жителька Баришівки, вказана позивачкою в ухвалі суду, насправді не подавала його. Окремо юристи звернули увагу, що суддя в принципі не могла ухвалювати зазначене рішення, оскільки воно не підпадає під юрисдикцію Баришівського районного суду. Не зміг пояснити логіку судді Олени Литвиненко і голова суду.

Крім того, журналісти виявили опосередкований зв’язок з олігархом Ігорем Коломойським в історії з позовом до SkyUp Airlines в Баришівський районний суд.

У день, коли Оксана Пасенко написала заяву в поліцію про те, що не подавала позову до SkyUp, начебто від її імені надійшла заява на ім’я народного депутата, у якій вона «просить» посприяти у забезпеченні виконання рішення суду. Документ датований 18 червня. Цей депутат – Олександр Дубінін, багаторічний менеджер підприємств з так званої групи «Приват», підконтрольної олігарху Коломойському.

У копії звернення, яке опинилося в розпорядженні «Схем» йдеться про те, що хоч Баришівський суд і ухвалив рішення на користь Пасенко, вона начебто все одно не задоволена тим, що літаки продовжують літати. У приймальні Дубініна швидко відреагували на це «звернення» Пасенко і вже наступного дня, 19 червня, переслали його у вигляді депутатського звернення до профільного відомства – Мінінфраструктури.

На прохання «Схем» прокоментувати той факт, що в один день, коли мешканка Баришівки начебто звернулась до депутата, вона вже написала заяву в поліцію про те, що не позивалася до авіаперевізника, Дубінін зазначив: «Нехай вона напише, що звернення, до якого вона нині зверталась, вона скаже, що вона його спростовує. І все».

На запитання журналіста, в яких Дубінін стосунках із Коломойським, парламентар відповів: «В яких стосунках? Я – народний депутат, а він – бізнесмен. Далі що?» Ігор Коломойський у коментарі «Схемам» заявив, що Дубінін «не є до нього афілійованою особою».

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У Києві на зиму запускають виїзні бригади для допомоги безхатченкам

Київська міська адміністрація повідомила про старт роботи з 1 грудня оперативного штабу для допомоги безпритульним людям та координації патрулювання на вулицях. Його очолить заступниця голови КМДА Марина Хонда.

«На базі Будинку соціального піклування створять виїзні бригади для соціального патрулювання. Департаменту соціальної політики доручено за несприятливих погодних умов у зимовий період винайти можливість щодо збільшення на 30% кількості ліжко-місць у Будинку соціального піклування (на вулиці Суздальській, 4/6), Київському центрі соціальної адаптації престарілих, інвалідів та інших осіб, що не мають постійного місця проживання (с. Ясногородка Вишгородського району Київської області)», – мовиться у повідомленні на сайті адміністрації.

Окрім того, як зазначається, координації соціального патрулювання взимку та заходи щодо роботи з бездомними також мають розробити районні державні адміністрації.

За інформацією КМДА, у місцях роботи вимїзних бригад буде організовано поліцейське патрулювання. Планується, що штаб працюватиме до 1 квітня.

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СБУ заявляє, що затримала одного з керівників угруповання «Ісламська держава»

Служба безпеки України повідомила 15 листопада, що в результаті спільної спецоперації СБУ з Міністерством внутрішніх справ Грузії та Центральним розвідувальним управлінням США на Київщині затриманий один із керівників угруповання «Ісламська держава».

«За отриманими даними з 2012 року громадянин Грузії на прізвисько «Аль Бара Шишані» обіймав посаду аміра джамаату «Ахадун Ахат» у провінції Латакія Сирійської Арабської Республіки. У 2013 році він обійняв одну із найвищих посад у «ІДІЛ» ‒ заступника військового аміра, відомого як «Абу Умар аш-Шишані». У 2016 році, після ліквідації останнього, «Аль Бара Шишані» виїхав до Туреччини, де продовжив координувати діяльність терористичної організації», – ідеться в повідомленні української спецслужби.

Як інформує СБУ, влітку 2018 року цей чоловік незаконно прибув в Україну, використавши підроблений паспорт.

«На підставі фальшивих документів йому вдалося легалізуватися на території нашої країни», – вказує пресслужба. В Україні «Аль Бара Шишані» продовжував координувати діяльність спеціальних осередків угруповання, так званих «амніятів».

«Правоохоронці затримали злочинця у столичному регіоні поблизу приватного будинку, де він проживав. Проведена портретна експертиза довела, що затриманий іноземець дійсно є розшукуваним лідером «Ісламської держави», – стверджує СБУ і додає, що зараз «Аль Бара Шишані» перебуває під екстрадиційним арештом.

Перевіряється інформація щодо його причетності до вчинення злочинів на території України.

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Venice flooded Again 3 Days After Near-Record High Tide

Exceptionally high tidal waters returned to Venice on Friday, prompting the mayor to close the iconic St. Mark’s Square and call for donations to repair the Italian lagoon city just three days after it experienced its worst flooding in 50 years.
                   
The high tide peaked at 1.54 meters (5 feet) above sea level just before noon on Friday, flooding most of the historic center.
                   
Mayor Luigi Brugnaro told reporters he was forced to ask police to block off St. Mark’s Square, which was covered in knee-high water. Even as the water started to subside, workers in high boots began removing the platforms used by the public to cross the square without getting wet.
                   
The city saw the second-worst flooding on record late Tuesday when the water level reached 1.87 meters (6 feet, 1 inch) above sea level, prompting the Italian government to declare a state of emergency.
                   
On Thursday, the government also approved 20 million euros in funding to help Venice repair the most urgent damage.
                   
Venice’s mayor said the damage is estimated at hundreds of millions of euros and blamed climate change for the “dramatic situation” in the historic city. He called for the speedy completion of the city’s long-delayed Moses flood defense project.
                   
He also called for donations from Italy and abroad to help repair the damage caused by the flooding.
                   
“Venice is the pride of all of Italy,” Brugnaro said in a statement Friday. “Venice is everyone’s heritage, unique in the world. Thanks to your help, Venice will shine again.”
                   
The leader of the right-wing opposition League party, Matteo Salvini, visited Venice on Friday morning and also called for a common effort to complete the Moses project, which the Italian government now expects to be completed by 2021.
                   
“We can’t waste time, this city is crying for help,” Salvini said, adding that similar incidents must be avoided.
                   
Tuesday’s devastating floods have reignited a yearslong debate on Moses, a multibillion-euro flood defense project that has been under construction since 2003. The project has not yet been activated, after being delayed a number of times due to corruption scandals, costs overruns and environmentalist opposition over its effects on Venice’s lagoon ecosystem.

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Boris Johnson Fights Winter Blues in a Drenched Election Campaign

Britain’s ruling Conservatives are banking heavily on the star quality of their leader, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who’s had an uncanny ability in the past to connect with voters and to cheer them up.He’s struggled on the campaign trail for next month’s highly contentious election, however, and, surprisingly, he hasn’t prospered in several encounters with voters, prompting commentators to query whether the shine has worn off Boris or whether Britons are wearying of his knockabout style.His election earlier this year as leader by the Conservatives, who view themselves as the natural party of government, was partly driven by the idea that the ever-upbeat, mop-haired former London mayor and journalist could secure them a parliamentary majority by casting his political spell, dashing around the fractious country with an invigorating message and cheery rhetoric laden with quips and jokes and endearing gaffes.Hardline anti-European Union Conservatives also saw Johnson as the best bet to break the three-year logjam in Parliament over Britain’s planned and messy departure from the EU, and to be the one to actually “deliver Brexit.”However, the much-vaunted Johnson magic hasn’t so far been the spell-binding force of old in an election that’s the most unpredictable in years, thanks to Brexit, the fracturing of the country’s main parties, and the emergence of new ones.Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has his picture taken with supporters prior to boarding his campaign bus, in Manchester, England, Nov. 15, 2019.Torrential rain hasn’t helped. Midweek, Johnson, dressed as though he were out for a day’s hunting on an aristocratic estate, faced angry voters in the deluged English regions of Yorkshire, Derbyshire, the east Midlands and Lincolnshire, where flood defenses failed once again failed to prevent rivers from breaching their banks and flooding homes and businesses.
Shortly after arriving in the sodden Yorkshire town of Stainforth, as a hundred soldiers were deployed to help shore up the failing flood defenses, one middle-aged woman resident stopped briefly to tell Johnson, “I’m not very happy about talking to you, so, if you don’t mind, I’ll just mope on with what I’m doing.”Pushing her wheelbarrow by bemused soldiers and the startled, mumbling Johnson, she added, “You’ve not helped us … I don’t know what you’re here today for.”A townsman shouted at him, “You’ve took your time, Boris, haven’t you?” Johnson’s sheepish response, “We’ve been on it round the clock,” didn’t assuage the man. The day before Johnson inexplicably announced the flooding wasn’t sufficiently bad to call a “national emergency.”“Campaigning as a maverick challenger and campaigning as the sitting prime minister are two very different things,” a member of his election team acknowledged privately to VOA.Autumn and winter floods have become ever more frequent in England — the consequence of climate change, according to scientists, overdevelopment and neglect of infrastructure by successive governments. Johnson can hardly be blamed that once again the flood defenses failed, ruining homes and endangering businesses. However, the government’s slow response in getting the army to help and Johnson’s late arrival in deluged regions, a day after his main rivals, Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn and the Liberal Democrats’ Jo Swinson, had visited, was less than sure-footed.Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn poses for a photo after speaking at a campaign event in Lancaster, England, Nov. 15, 2019.It was especially surprising as Johnson’ electoral strategy is based on pulling off something that evaded his Conservative predecessor, Theresa May, at the last general election less than two years ago — winning over some of the Labour Party’s heartland working-class constituencies in the north of England and the Midlands, which voted for Brexit in the 2016 referendum. The Conservatives need to make inroads with these voters  to compensate for the likely loss of pro-EU seats in the south of England and London, where the Liberal Democrats and Labour are likely to do well.  Liberal Democrats would ditch Brexit, Labour would negotiate a new deal and hold a second referendum offering a choice between their exit deal and remaining as a full EU member.An 11th-hour bid by the Conservatives to dissuade Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party from running candidates in Labour’s heartland northern seats, where they’re likely to split the anti-EU vote, failed Thursday, complicating Johnson’s path to victory.Johnson on Thursday was accused of running scared by refusing to meet members of the public during a visit to Somerset, where he was trying to bolster the campaigns of Conservatives, also known as Tories, against strong Liberal Democrat challenges. In the market town of Taunton he was heckled as he visited a school and a scheduled stop-off at a nearby bakery was shelved.On paper, though, Johnson should be able to secure a comfortable parliamentary majority. The Conservatives have a 14% lead over Labour, the country’s main opposition party, which under Jeremy Corbyn has lurched far to the left, and which is running on an aggressive renationalization and tax-the-rich manifesto.Corbyn is also less the firebrand on the campaign trial than he was in the last election, when Labour benefited from a late surge to confound the pollsters and the Conservatives. The Labour leader’s popularity rating in the opinion polls has slumped to a historic minus 48%, 43 points lower than Johnson, who himself has a dismal approval rating of minus 5%. Only Swinson is in positive territory.Leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson reacts as she speaks at a campaign event in London, Britain, Nov. 9, 2019.Nonetheless with a big lead over Labour Johnson looks to be safe. “If current polling and anecdotal evidence from doorstep campaigning is correct, Mr Johnson ought comfortably to secure the majority he seeks on December 12,” notes Jeremy Warner, a commentator for the pro-Conservative Daily Telegraph.However, few pollsters are confident even about their own opinion polls, especially as most were wrong about about the past two elections. Brexit has turned Britain into a politically tumultuous country — old allegiances have been upended, a wide generation gap has been exposed, with younger voters shifting left and older voters shifting right. With the emergence of new political groups and the reinvigoration of the centrist and pro-EU Liberal Democrats there could be some big surprises on election night. The number of variables in play makes it especially hard to predict what will happen.The winter weather also poses a huge danger for the ruling Conservatives — as the flooding demonstrated this week. Governments traditionally have avoided calling elections in the winter — this is the first since 1974, when the sitting Labour government made moderate gains but failed to obtain an overall majority. In the last December election, in 1923, the ruling Conservatives also failed to secure a majority in the House of Commons.The problem for any government is that voters tend to be grumpier in the winter with the darkness and poor weather — a feel-good factor tends to play more favorably for the party in power, but when voters are unhappy they are more likely to punish their rulers, say pollsters.According to Rob Parsons, political editor of the right-leaning Yorkshire Post, the floods “risk washing away Tory hopes of taking the north.”  Another winter-related factor that poses a threat to the Conservatives is the National Health Service, already a key election issue with both the Conservatives and Labour vying with each other over who will spend more on Britain’s hospitals. Lengthy wait times because of winter illnesses such as flu will inevitably be blamed on the government, according to pollsters. 

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Authorities: Teen in California School Shooting Killed 2, Wounded 3

A boy described as bright, quiet and “normal” pulled a gun from his backpack on his 16th birthday and opened fire at his high school before saving the last bullet for himself, authorities said.The shooting that killed two teenagers and wounded three others Thursday at Saugus High School in a Los Angeles suburb took 16 seconds and left the attacker hospitalized in critical condition with a head wound, authorities said.Investigators searched the boy’s home as they sought a motive for the attack, which seemed to target students at random, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Captain Kent Wegener said.Authorities said the teenager apparently acted alone. There was no indication he was affiliated with a group or ideology, said Paul Delacourt, the agent in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles field office.D.J. Hamburger, center in blue, a teacher at Saugus High School, comforts a student after reports of a shooting at the school, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif.Gunfire erupted about 7:30 a.m. as students were “milling around” and greeting each other in an outdoor quad area, Wegener said. Surveillance video showed the shooter standing still while “everyone is active around him.”“He just fires from where he is. He doesn’t chase anybody. He doesn’t move,” Wegener said.The suspect appeared to fire at whoever was in front of him. He had no known connection to those he shot, Wegener said.Video showed the last thing the assailant did was shoot himself with the final bullet in the .45-caliber handgun, Wegener said. The weapon was empty when it was recovered.Saugus High School, Santa Clarita, CaliforniaA 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy died.Two girls, ages 14 and 15, were each in good condition after being treated for gunshot wounds at a hospital.A 14-year-old boy was treated and released from another hospital, authorities said.Shauna Orandi, 16, was in her Spanish class when she heard four gunshots and a student burst into the room saying he’d seen the shooter.“My worst nightmare actually came true,” she said. “This is it. I’m gonna die.” She was later escorted from the school and reunited with her father in a nearby park.A sheriff’s detective and two off-duty police officers from Los Angeles and Inglewood who had dropped off children at the school ran to the shooting within moments and provided first aid, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.Police have not publicly identified the suspect because he’s a minor. The Associated Press determined his identity based on property records for his home and interviews with three of his friends.Flowers and cards are placed in front of Saugus High School in the aftermath of a shooting, Nov. 14, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif.The suspect lived with his mother in a modest home on a leafy street in Santa Clarita, a Los Angeles suburb of about 210,000 people known for good schools, safe streets and relatively affordable housing.He was a smart, quiet boy who played chess and had been active in a local Boy Scout troop, acquaintances said.A girl who knew him for years said he wasn’t bullied and had a girlfriend.The teen’s father died two years ago. An online obituary said he loved big-game hunting. In 2015, the father had been arrested amid a domestic dispute with the boy’s mother but no charges were filed.The Sheriff’s Department hadn’t been called to the home recently and there was no indication of “turmoil” there, Wegener said.Saugus High has no metal detectors but it has a dozen security cameras and a fence with a limited number of gates. Security is provided by one unarmed sheriff’s deputy and nine “campus supervisors” who act as guards, said Collyn Nielson, chief administrative officer for the William S. Hart Union High School District, which canceled classes for Friday.All district schools hold lockdown drills three times a year, including two in the fall that have already occurred, Nielson said.“In speaking with staff and hearing reports, students reported they knew what to do and immediately went into lockdown mode,” he said.