San Bernardino Elementary School Shooting Leaves Two Dead

A shooting at an elementary school classroom in San Bernardino, California has left two adults dead and two students injured on Wednesday, according to law enforcement.


Police officials said that a shooting at North Park elementary school – which may have been a “murder-suicide” – has affected at least four victims, including a teacher.

The extent of the students’ injuries was not immediately clear Monday morning. Jarrod Burguan, chief of the San Bernardino police department, wrote: “We believe this to be a murder suicide. Happened in a classroom. Two students have been transported to the hospital.”

The shooting is believed to be a domestic dispute, a San Bernardino City Unified school district spokeswoman, Maria Garcia, told a local news station, KNBC.

“We believe the teacher knew who the shooter was,” she said.

Burguan wrote on Twitter that there was a large police presence at the site of the shooting and urged people to stay away from the area. Students, he added, were being transported to Cajon high school nearby.

The San Bernardino fire department tweeted that there were multiple victims with gunshot wounds and that “triage and victim count [is] taking place”. 

The incident happened not far from the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, where a mass shooting in 2016 left 14 people dead.

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