2 including teacher reported dead in shooting at San Bernardino elementary school

Alex Lockie
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A shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California, left two dead on Monday, according to multiple reports.

One female teacher and a male suspect are dead, and two students have been airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition, according to the local news outlets.

The police did not engage the shooter, who appeared to have killed himself, the local news affiliate CBS Los Angeles reported.

"We believe this to be a murder-suicide," San Bernardino Chief of Police Jarrod Burguan said on Twitter, adding that the shooting appeared to have happened in a classroom.

"Police operations are continuing to secure the area. However, we do believe the threat is down," Burguan said in a separate tweet. The children have been transferred away from the site.

Multiple sources have pointed to domestic violence as the possible motive for the shooting.

A nearby California state university has ordered a shelter-in-place, and firefighters have created a triage area to access and treat the wounded, NBC LA reported.

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Police are lining the perimeter of North Park elementary where there's an active shooter pic.twitter.com/HTUAKYEGsH

Parents of students can reunite with their children with a photo ID nearby at Cajon High School.

North Park Elementary School was founded in 1968 and teaches kids from kindergarten to sixth grade.

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Children held hands as they were evacuated from the school. They're waiting to board buses which will take them to Cajon High. Tweet Embed:
Students are being led into the field and guarded by police. pic.twitter.com/F8cd5HszA3

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