Female teacher and gunman dead in "murder-suicide"
One child has been confirmed as dead.
Police say children "not intentionally targeted"
Gunman is thought to be the estranged husband of the female teacher
US president Donald Trump being kept updated
ONE child and his teacher have been killed by before killing himself at primary school at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino.
Jonathan Martinez, 8, one of two students hit by gunfire, has died after a shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernadino, California, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said.
Police described the shooting as a "murder suicide" and said the shooter died from "self-inflicted injuries", police are working to identify the relationship between the gunman and his victim following reports it was a domestic incident.
Officers said the gunman, was known to the school office, when he signed into the school to visit the teacher and before opening fire. Students reported hearing three gunshots.
A senior officer said police did not believe children were intentionally targeted.
One official said: "The suspect had come to classroom to visit the adult female and we believe the two children were injured by being in close proximity to the adult female at the time."
US President Donald Trump is being kept updated as the situation develops and "has offered his aid in any way possible".
The coroner is working to identify the teacher and gunman with police searching the suspect's house.
Parents were seen running toward the school which teaches children aged five to ten years old.
The shooting has brought back memories of the December 2015 Islamic terrorist shooting in an educational centre in San Bernardino which killed 14 and seriously injured 22.
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California fire service says there are “multiple victims” at North Park Elementary School.
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Two adults are deceased in a classroom, believed to be a murder suicide
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan
San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burgaun said: “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.
“There are two wounded, possible students. Taken to local hospitals, condition unknown.”
The parents of the two students critically injured in the shooting have been informed.
Carey Davis, Mayor of San Bernardino, reassured parents haunted by the memories of the terrorist attack in the district in 2015.
He said: "I believe that when you saw the city of San Bernardino respond, all the agencies came together, you saw a response that was as effective as it could have been.
San Bernardino shooting- At least four people have been shot at a California primary school
"You also saw a community which came together, which was concerned with retaliation, wanting to make sure our community knew how to respond in a united fashion and we did that because too often these incidents are utilised for others to take advantage of.
"We thought it was important to not only unite our community but to show a community short on resources is very resilient and can respond with just as much resilience as anywhere in the US.
"We will use this to help our parents, our teachers, to regroup, to regain confidence in our community.”
Students were seen being escorted by armed police across the playground and fields to a holding area as concerned parents rushed to their children.
Parents and grandparents were held outside the school fence as children were gathered onto buses and taken to California State University San Bernardino.
Their parents were being told to head straight to the nearby Cajon High School, where police will be releasing children to parents with ID.
Junior Carillo, a student at nearby Cajon High School which is less than a mile away, said he heard two or three gun shots.
He added: “We were crossing the baseball fields and then we heard ‘pop-pop’ and the teachers told us all to get inside so we ran into the gym.”
Jonah, a senior at Cajon High School, said: “It’s really crazy for this to happen, especially in San Bernardino where the terrorist shooting happened just down town.
"It’s scary to know this could happen at any time."
Mother, Deborah Natera, told ABC7: “My son’s dad said something was going on so I rushed up and he’s in fifth grade and I wanted to know what was happening. I called the school then I called the Sheriff and they said two kids were shot and a teacher.
“Someone that I knew snuck through and saw my son standing at the gate, I haven’t talked to him yet.
“They’re really on top of security here, it’s really enclosed, I felt like it was safe, so I think this is an isolated incident.
"I don’t know how he got in, because as a parent who’s been here since kindergarten I know, you have to go through the front gate and go through another door. They’re really strict about it.
"I was mad at him this morning and he didn’t want to go to school he said he was sick, so I was mad at him."
Parents have been seen running toward the school as they wait for information about their children.
San Bernardino Police
San Bernardino Police released the images of the shooter and the victim who taught at the school
Worried parents collect their children from Cajon High School
Pupils are being taken to Cal State University as parents are told to wait at Cajon High School
Police are moving students out of the school as worried parents wait outside
Four school buses are transporting students from the crime scene.
A mother outside the school, told ABC7: "I just heard it on the news so I ran down to get my child.
"I can see her from here behind the fence. She has a cell phone but it wasn’t on. They look like they’re all crying, they’re holding hands and look scared.
"This is so scary, I just want to hug her.”
William Binder, who lives a block from the school, said: “The parents who got there before the police tape was up, everything was frantic.
"It really touched my heart – these mothers didn’t know what was going on, they were just hysterical, they didn’t know what was going on.
“One student was on the ground and they were working on the kid for 15 minutes, there was a group of people standing around them and then they put the child in an ambulance and took him away.
“Some of the parents were crying so much they fell to the ground.”
Miss Ramos, told ABC7: “I’m waiting for my grandson. He’s crying in hysterics. We’re waiting for them to transport them to Cal State or Cajon High School, they keep telling us different things.
“Dad’s over there crying, we were all crying.
“He was crying, saying I’m ok grandma, I’m ok but he’s crying. It’s terrifying for him and for me.
“I told him they’ve got the cops here, we’re going to be ok.
“I don’t know if he understands what’s happening. I called him on his cellphone. We keep hearing different things.
“I feel bad for the parents of the kids taken to hospital, I pray those kids make it, it’s not their fault.
“You don’t think of this happening on an elementary school campus. Typical morning and then chaos breaks out.”
Police have surrounded the school
Students have been evacuated from North Park Elementary School
A grandmother of two girls at the school, told ABC7: "I was at home and my daughter called me and said there was an active shooter and to go there because she was further away.
"Her voice sounded scared. She seemed worried and scared.
"This is an ordeal for the kids, it’s not good for them, it’s tragic.
"Esecpially if they know the teacher who got shot, they’re going to need some counselling.
"I’m just glad they’re all alright and hope the kids taken to hospital are safe.
"I heard it was a domestic violence situation and we need to make some changes so situations like this don’t happen."
Mother Crystal, said: "I’m not hearing anything yet, the phones are busy. We got a text saying it was on lockdown, saying the kids can’t be released yet.
“I just thought, not my baby.
"I was at work and I just came as soon as I heard.
"I was calling my daughter, she was scared and I told her I was coming. I wanted her to know I was here and she’s safe.”
Nearby Cal State University is being used as a safe space for children with students and staff urged not to go to the campus as police surround the area.
Parents have been told to wait for their children at Cajon High School.
Two other schools in the area are on lockdown following the shooting at 10am local time.
Police Chief Burgaun added: “Students at the school are being taken to Cajon High School for safety.”
Jasmine rushed to the school where her brother’s two children are.
She said: “My daughter was going to start kindergarten at this school next year. Not anymore.
“My brother’s nine-year-old, his phone is dead, which scares me as I just want to calm him down.”
— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) April 10, 2017
Preliminary info is 4 victims, being treated. Suspect is possibly down as well.
— Chief Jarrod Burguan (@SBPDChief) 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
Police are lining the perimeter of North Park elementary where there's an active shooter pic.twitter.com/HTUAKYEGsH
— Rick Sforza (@RickSforza) 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
Parents have been told to report to Cajon High Schol and present photo ID to collect their children.
Officers say it could take up to three hours to reunite children with their parents as police question students who saw the shooting.
Parents formed a queue outside Cajon High School ready to pick up their children.
Staff from the school lined the car park as students walked toward their parents.
The children were applauded and cheered as they made their way off the school bus.
Parents were heard screaming and shouting as they were reunited with their children.
Traffic has come to a standstill with people urged to stay away from the area.
Police continue to secure the scene with officers saying there is no longer a threat.
North Park Elementary School, which has 600 pupils, is expected to be closed for two days.