At least 4 victims in suspected murder-suicide at San Bernardino elementary school

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ST. GEORGE — A fire official said multiple people have been shot at an elementary school in San Bernardino.

San Bernardino County fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said the shooting happened approximately 10:45 a.m. PST Monday morning at the North Park School in San Bernardino.

A tweet from San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan at approximately 11:02 a.m. stated that they believed this to be a murder-suicide and that two students have been transported to the hospital.

Students at the school have been transported to another area school for safety.

Emergency personnel respond to a shooting inside North Park School Elementary School on Monday, April 10, 2017, in San Bernardino, Calif. | Photo by Rick Sforza/Los Angeles Daily News via Associated Press, St. George News

According to a report from KTLA 5, other elementary schools in the district were placed on lockdown, and students at the nearby Cal State University San Bernardino were advised to shelter in place.

At 11:28 a.m., Maria Garcia, a spokeswoman for San Bernardino City Unified School District says one of four people shot in a classroom was a teacher. Garcia said the shooting is believed to be a domestic dispute.

At approximately 11:34, Burguan tweeted that two adults were deceased in a classroom and that they believe the suspect is down and there is no further threat.

One of the adult victims is believed to be a teacher at the school; however, it wasn’t immediately clear if the shooter was one of the two adult victims found in the classroom.

No further information was immediately available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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