2 adults killed in shooting at California elementary school; students injured
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Two adults died in a shooting Monday in a classroom at San Bernardino’s North Park Elementary School, in what is believed to be murder-suicide, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan tweeted.
Authorities believe the suspect is down and there is no further threat, Burguan said.
Burguan said two people were injured; the victims, who are believed to be students, were transferred to a local hospital.
The San Bernardino City Unified School District said the students were being evacuated to nearby Cajon High School.
Frantic parents rushed to North Park Elementary. Brad Hendran told KABC he was looking for his daughter, who is in the second grade.
“I fell to my knees and started saying our father and hail Mary’s. … I’m gonna hug her. … I’m gonna hug her. I hope she is OK,” Hendran said.
One father, who wasn’t identified, stood behind police tape, looking for one of his sons. He said his two boys are in second grade and fifth grade.
“I see one of my boys, but not the smallest one,” he said tearfully. His eldest son had just gotten on a bus, he said.
He was at work when he heard about the shooting from the boys’ mom, who works for the school district.