According to recent reports, a shooter opened fire near Rancho Tehama Elementary school in Northern California. This happened around the time many parents were dropping off their children. It doesn’t sound like the students were shot “at” the school specifically, but there are reports that some were wounded. The shooter was killed by police.
The shooter was killed by police officers after he also wounded children at the school, however, it was unclear if the shooting happened on school ground.
It was also not immediately known if the shooter was counted among the people killed.
Coy Ferreira told KRCR he was dropping off his daughter at the school just before 8 a.m. when he heard a firecracker-like sound. The school’s secretary then ran out and told children to go inside because there was an active shooter, he said, adding that he ended up in a classroom with 14 students. Ferreira said he witnessed a boy being struck by bullets.
Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, said no one was killed at the school but a “number” of students were shot and wounded.
BREAKING: Authorities say 3 dead in shooting in rural Northern California; shooter killed after also wounding kids at school.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 14, 2017
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 14, 2017
Shootings at a school and other locations in Tehama County, northern California, have left at least three people dead.
— NPR (@NPR) November 14, 2017
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) November 14, 2017
We still don’t have a lot of information on the victims, but we know some students were transported to the hospital. We’ll update you as we find out more.