BREAKING: School Shooting, At Least 3 Dead

An elementary school in northern California was just attacked at approximately 8 a.m. Pacific time. Rancho Tehama Elementary was put on lockdown after the attack started. At least three were killed and several more injured.

The Tehama County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call at the school, located about 115 miles north of Sacramento. Reports indicate that the incident began at a nearby home, and then progressed towards the school, according to local station WDSU.

Police are investigating at least five crime scenes. At least 100 law enforcement officers have responded to the crime scenes.

“Multiple students” have been airlifted from the scene according to Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston. Johnston told local media at least three people are dead, but did not elaborate if any students were among the dead.

Law enforcement says the shooter was shot and killed by police.

There is not a complete list of victims; none have been publicly identified. At this time, the school has been cleared, but the scene remains the subject of a massive investigation.

According to another local station, KRCTV, witnesses claimed that there were two shooters.

Coy Ferreira, whose daughter is a kindergarten student, was dropping his daughter off for class just before 8 a.m. when he heard what sounded like a firecracker. A school secretary ran out and yelled for the kids to get in the classrooms because someone was shooting at the school.

Ferreira said there were two gunmen. He saw one of them, a man in his 30’s-40’s dressed in green camo running away from the school after the shooting.

Officials are telling residents in the Rancho Tehama area to stay inside their homes until they are able to secure the situation.

Sara Stinson, a local reporter from Chico, has been reporting on the attack via her social media. In one of her posts, a witness, who claims his truck was the one stolen and used to get to the school, describes what he knows about the situation, and one of the suspected shooters.

He stated that he had made this person known before, that he was not mentally stable.

Stinson asked how his roommate was, as the witness’ roommate was involved in the incident. He replied by saying, “Unfortunately, he’s not good. He’s dead.”

He further stated that more things should have been done to potentially stop him. Indeed, if reports had been made about this man (about whom we know little as of this time), then that’s something that police will have to investigate, if there were reports that were not properly acted upon.

As of now, it is not believed that any children died in the attack. This story is developing at of 2 p.m. EST.