Details Coming In From Horrific Elementary School Shooting
UPDATE AT 3:34 P.M. EASTERN — More details just added from official press conference.
Details are coming in about a horrific elementary school shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.
According to KTLA 5, here is what’s known:
— Two adults are dead and two students have been hospitalized.
— One of adults killed is a teacher, and the other adult is the shooter. Police are treating this as a murder-suicide.
— Police do not believe children were actually targeted but that they were hit by a spray of bullets. The two children were not related to the teacher or shooter.
— The weapon used was a handgun.
— The school is North Park Elementary, and the incident took place shortly before 10:30 a.m. PDT.
— The shooting suspect “is down” and the campus lockdown has been lifted.
— The shooting happened in a classroom. Police don't have any information yet about domestic violence issues between the teacher and shooting suspect.
— All parents and guardians have been asked to picked their students up from the school.
— The shooter entered the school legally by means of the front office but did not have a visible weapon. The school is considered a closed campus. Identification and and purpose for entry is required.
— The school does not have its own security personnel, unlike area middle and high schools. Police were on scene at North Park in 7 minutes.
Please pray the victims, their families, and the other students!