SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Two adults were killed and two students wounded Monday in an apparent murder-suicide inside a San Bernardino elementary school that spread panic across a city still recovering emotionally from a terrorist attack at a community center just 15 months ago.
Authorities said one of those killed was a teacher and the other was the suspected shooter who opened fired in a classroom at North Park School. A school official said the attack was believed to stem from a “domestic dispute” and that the teacher knew the gunman.
The two wounded students were flown to a hospital where they were listed in critical condition, school district spokeswoman Maria Garcia told television station KNBC.
“The children we do not believe were targeted. The suspect had come to the classroom to visit,” police Capt. Ron Maass told a news conference.
The 600 other students at the school were bused to safety at California State University’s San Bernardino campus, several miles away. Television news footage showed students, escorted by police officers, walking off campus hand-in-hand.
As word of the shooting spread, panicked parents raced to the school. They were told to go to a nearby high school where they would be reunited with their children.
As the buses pulled away, some parents raced frantically alongside, waving and trying to recognize their children inside. Many said their children were too young to have cellphones. Others said the phones rang unanswered.
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