Tweets From The San Bernardino Shooting Scene That Are Difficult To Read
UPDATE: An 8-year-old student was confirmed dead in the aftermath of the shooting at North Park Elementary School. Jonathan Martinez was pronounced dead after being airlifted to the hospital. According to San Bernardino County Police Department Chief Jarrod Burguan, two adults also died in what is believed to be a murder suicide. North Park Elementary School teacher Karen Elaine Smith was reportedly shot and killed by her husband, who then killed himself. Another student is in the hospital in stable condition.
EARLIER: Around 10:30 a.m. PT on Monday, April 10, a shooting occurred at an elementary school located in San Bernardino, Calif. The San Bernardino Police Department, the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, and San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan are releasing updates about the shooting on Twitter. The public is awaiting more information, but thanks to tweets from the San Bernardino scene, here is what is known so far.
Around 2 p.m. ET on Apr. 10, numerous news stations reported the story of a shooting that took place at North Park elementary school in San Bernardino. The Los Angeles Times reported that reports of gunfire came in after 10:30 a.m. PT on Monday. Law enforcement from all over reported to the scene. Burguan revealed on Twitter at 2:02 p.m. ET that the San Bernardino Police believe the attack was a murder suicide, and two students had been transported to the hospital. There are reportedly four victims so far, and the Associated Press tweeted at 2:29 p.m. ET that a school spokeswoman had said one of the four victims was a teacher. At 2:38 p.m. ET, the AP tweeted that a San Bernardino police chief reported two of the adult victims had died, and two student victims have been hospitalized.
This attack is following another shooting in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, 2015, at the Inland Regional Center where 14 people were killed, 20 wounded.
Here is the rundown of events that have taken place thus far:
There is a report of a shooting at Northpark Elementary. Large police response, please stay out of the area. More info to follow.— Chief Jarrod Burguan (@SBPDChief) April 10, 2017
BREAKING: Multiple people down in shooting at elementary school in San Bernardino https://t.co/WQcn0NBszu— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 10, 2017
Preliminary info is 4 victims, being treated. Suspect is possibly down as well.— Chief Jarrod Burguan (@SBPDChief) April 10, 2017
–1 possible suspect down as well. No further details on the victims at this time. https://t.co/WQcn0NBszu— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 10, 2017
We believe this to be a murder suicide. Happened in a class room. Two students have been transported to the hospital.— Chief Jarrod Burguan (@SBPDChief) April 10, 2017
Law Enforcement from all over the region respond to shooting inside NorthPark elementary school in San Bernardino pic.twitter.com/8foxQaTQWR— Doug Saunders (@crimeshutterbug) April 10, 2017
Students at the school are be taking to cajon high school for safety.— Chief Jarrod Burguan (@SBPDChief) April 10, 2017
All media head to 1257 Northpark for information and updates— San Bernardino PD (@SanBernardinoPD) April 10, 2017
BREAKING: San Bernardino school spokeswoman says 1 of 4 shot in classroom was teacher.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 10, 2017
Two adults are deceased in a classroom, believed to be a murder suicide. We believe the suspect is down and there's no further threat.— Chief Jarrod Burguan (@SBPDChief) April 10, 2017
BREAKING: San Bernardino police chief: 2 adults dead in elementary school classroom after shooting; 2 students hospitalized.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 10, 2017
UPDATE: Shooting at San Bernardino elementary school: https://t.co/WQcn0NBszu— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 10, 2017
–2 people are dead
–2 students injured
–1 suspect down
Police operations are continuing to secure the area. However, we do believe the threat is down.— Chief Jarrod Burguan (@SBPDChief) April 10, 2017
Panic and confusion reign as parents await word on their children after San Bernardino school shooting https://t.co/UU2LTWHJqG— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 10, 2017
In an email to staff, the school district said, “This is believed to be a case of domestic violence” https://t.co/WQcn0NBszu— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 10, 2017
The gunman checked in with the front office, where he was known to school staff, according to San Bernardino police Capt. Ron Maass.— Laura J. Nelson (@laura_nelson) April 10, 2017
SWAT officers help evacuate children to awaiting school buses after a shooting inside North Park Elementary School pic.twitter.com/Ztm1dizO2K— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 10, 2017
North Park ES will be CLOSED on Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12.— SBCUSD (@SB_CitySchools) April 10, 2017
Parents of ALL victims have been notified. Other students are being fed at evacuation center and we will start reunifying at CajonHS ASAP.— SBCUSD OES (@SBCUSD_OES) April 10, 2017
Checkers, glow sticks blocks & good movie for evavuated students from Northpark Elementary. They will be kept safe until reunited w/parents pic.twitter.com/nx0PVj2SM0— Vicki Cervantes (@SBPDCervantes) April 10, 2017
Sources tell me North Park Elementary shooter did not live in San Bernardino. Detectives are at his house right now. @foxla— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) April 10, 2017
The classroom where the shooting occurred was a special education class for 16 students with intellectual disabilities, district tells me.— Laura J. Nelson (@laura_nelson) April 10, 2017
The teacher in the special needs classroom was Karen Smith, 53. She was killed by her husband, who "opened fire on his wife," police say.— Laura J. Nelson (@laura_nelson) April 10, 2017
One student shot at North Park Elementary in San Bernardino has died, police say. His name was Jonathan Martinez, and he was 8 years old.— Laura J. Nelson (@laura_nelson) April 10, 2017