Teacher, 2 students shot at San Bernardino school
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 11, 2017,
Apr 11, 2017, 7:19
"We believe the suspect is down, and there's no further threat", Burguan said.
EARLIER @ 5.10am: Two people are dead and two are in hospital after a shooting at an elementary school classroom in southern California. "Happened in a class room" and that two adult victims died at the scene, thus bringing the total number of victims at North Part Elementary School to two adults dead, two students wounded. The relationship between the man and teacher is still being investigated. The school has about 600 students from nursery age through to Year 6.
Students were being taken to local college campus, Garcia said. Police department of California did not provide more information about the incident circumstances or the motive and the id of the shooter.
CNN identified the student as Jonathan Martinez.
Authorities did not immediately furnish additional details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, or the identity and motive of the shooter. Parents and guardians must present a photo I.D.to pick up North Park students from the high school.
Nine-year-old Jaidyn Stanley told the Times that he was in another classroom when he heard shots.
According to officials, the shooter entered the school and checked in with the front office before heading to the classroom.
"Hold each other, that's all we can do", said a parent who spoke to NBC4.
Marissa, who had a small amount of blood on her sweatshirt as she talked to The Associated Press, says she hid under the table as soon as she saw the gunman.
A San Bernardino school spokeswoman says one of the victims was a teacher.
There are two wounded, possible students.
Madden said police received reports of the shooting at the school shortly before 10:30 a.m., and officers responded within minutes.
Aerial television footage from the scene showed children holding hands and walking single-file across the campus from the school building to waiting school buses.
Students were evacuated to Cajon High School located at 1200 West Hill Street.
In December 2015, San Bernardino was hit by a mass shooting at a meeting which left 14 people killed and 22 others injured.