California fire service says there are “multiple victims” with police confirming two people have died in the shooting inside a classroom at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino.
At least two students have been injured and airlifted to hospital, with a teacher among the victims.
It is thought the shooter is among the dead.
Police described the shooting as a "murder suicide" as parents rushed to the school which teaches children aged five to ten years old.
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.”
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 being held outside the school fence as children were gathered onto buses and taken to California State San Bernardino University.
Their parents were being told to head straight to the nearby Cajon High School, where police will be releasing children to parents with ID.
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.
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“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.
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.”
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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.”
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
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."
Police have surrounded the school
Students have been evacuated from North Park Elementary School
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.”
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
Parents have been told to report to Cajon High Schol and present photo ID to collect their children.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department said on its Twitter account the shooting has left multiple gunshot victims.
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.
More to follow…