2 adults dead in San Bernardino school shooting
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 11, 2017,
Apr 11, 2017, 5:12
Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said the shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, about 65 miles east of Los Angeles, was an apparent murder-suicide. Live coverage in San Bernardino following deadly school shooting The suspected shooter who opened fired in a classroom at North Park School also died. Police Chief Jarrod Burguan, who won national praise for the way his department responded to the 2015 shootings, announced a year ago he was hiring additional officers. "We do not know how that suspect gained access into our school", Garcia said.
"This is a tragic incident that has befallen our city", San Bernardino Police Lt. Michael Madden told reporters earlier.
Panicked parents had to wait hours before being reunited with them at a nearby high school.
The situation broke with news of an active shooter at the school, and some of the photos that emerged from the scene show students clustered in lines outside evoking memories of the Sandy Hook tragedy; however, in this case, police believe the gunman was targeting the teacher, not students. "But I won't be truly happy until I see her and can give her a big hug", Terrell said as she sat in the bleachers near Cajon High School's baseball diamond, waiting for her granddaughter to arrive.
He later tweeted, "There are two wounded, possible students".
Marina Ramos told KABC that she rushed to the school to try to pick up her grandson.
Medina said she has three children attending schools in the district, none of them at North Park.
Mayor Carey Davis said he had spoken about the shooting to White House officials about Tuesday's (AEDT) school shooting.
In the meantime, North Park students were being made comfortable in a CSUSB gym, with movies, games and glow sticks, as well as Sherlock, the San Bernardino Police Department's community affairs dog. In addition to the deaths of Smith, Martinez, and Anderson, one other student was also wounded and in critical condition in the hospital, police said.
A man who killed his estranged wife and a special-needs student in her classroom Monday had professed his love for her just last month on social media, including a post that called her "an angel".
At least two students have been airlifted to a hospital.
The police chief of San Bernardino says a shooting at an elementary school appears to be a murder-suicide.
"He came in, and very, very quickly upon entering the classroom started shooting", Burguan said.
"My heart and prayers go out to the victims of this disgusting act and to all students and members of the North Park Elementary School community".
The San Bernardino County Coroner is working to identify the two deceased victims. As the students got off the buses, many of them carrying glow sticks they had been given to pass the time with, police officers applauded and high-fived them.
A San Bernardino school spokeswoman said one of the victims was a teacher.
No further information was immediately available.