SAN BERNARDINO, CA – At least two students were injured and two adults were dead Monday after a shooting in an elementary school classroom in San Bernardino County, according to authorities who said they are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said he would have more information to release soon. Police operations are continuing to secure the area, however Burguan said authorities believe the suspect is down and there is no further threat.
San Bernardino police tell Patch that the school was placed on lockdown and officers are on scene. Students are being taken to California State University San Bernardino for safety. Students will only be released to parents and police say it may be about three hours before students are released.
Police initially said students were taken to Cajon High School but Burguan later said students are being taken to the local CSU campus. Parents, however, are asked to go to Cajon High School. Just after 1 p.m., the local office of emergency management said officials will begin reuniting students with parents at Cajon High School as soon as possible.
School officials said the parents of the two students involved in the shooting have been notified. The school will be closed for the next two days, according to a message posted on the school district’s Twitter account.