California Elementary School Under Lockdown After Suspected Murder-Suicide

by Maria Guido
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Two adults were killed and at least two others were wounded

A California elementary school is on lockdown today, after a murder-suicide left two adults dead. Fox News reports it “appears to be a murder suicide,” but at least two others, “possibly children” were injured and transported to the hospital.

One of the victims is believed to be a teacher, Maria Garcia, communications officer at San Bernardino Unified School District, told Fox News. “We believe the teacher knew who the shooter was,” a school spokeswoman said. The shooter arrived to the school and visited the teacher’s classroom. There was no indication that he was armed when he entered.

A spokesperson for SBPD just confirmed two students were also shot. He says they are “working on notifying” the parents. They were transported to hospital, one by air and one by ambulance.

The incident happened around 10 a.m. pacific time at the North Park Elementary school in San Bernardino. San Bernardino Police Department Chief Jarrod Burguan is providing information and updates on his Twitter account. He is reporting that it was in fact two students who were brought to the hospital.

There is no word yet on the condition of the victims brought to the hospital. KOMO News reports, “frantic parents ran up a sidewalk looking for information about their children but were not able to learn immediately what happened at the school. Several parents interviewed on TV said their children were too young to carry mobile phones, so they had not been able to contact them to see if they were safe.”

This is a breaking news story so we will update as more information comes in. Our thoughts go out to the undoubtedly terrified parents.

UPDATE: An 8-year-old student, Jonathan Martinez, has died. CNN reports, “The shooter was identified as Cedric Anderson, 53 of Riverside, Burguan said. Anderson later took his life, police said. Anderson entered a special needs classroom and opened fire, killing his wife, Karen Elaine Smith, also 53, Burguan said.”

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