A Rancho Tehama, California elementary school was on lockdown after a mass shooting that encompassed five scenes with multiple victims and ended up in the school. Distraught parents were waiting for information on their children. It is not clear if any, or how many children were shot, but three people are dead, sheriff’s officials said.
A sheriff’s official said in a brief news conference that a call came in of multiple shots fired. “That evolved into multiple victims and multiple shots at the elementary school. I am told at this point that the suspected shooter is deceased from law enforcement bullets.” He said that there were at least three deaths, but he couldn’t release their identities. “I don’t have any information at this time about any of the victims at the school. I know that we have medevaced a number of students. I know the school has been cleared. I know that we have the children who were attending school in a safe location at this time. You now know really what I know.” The official, speaking just after noon on November 14, as news of the mass shooting broke, said about 100 law enforcement personnel were in Rancho Tehama with multiple scenes. “I can think of at least five scenes I have been told about. We are spread thin… we are still requesting ambulances,” the official said.
“Road into Rancho Tehama closed at turnoff at Paskenta Rd. Law enforcement says three dead, including suspect. At least 5 scenes,” reported Julie Zweeb, Red Bluff Daily News reporter, who was at the scene. She also wrote earlier, in the afternoon of November 14, “Shots fired Rancho Tehama, elementary school on lockdown, scanner reports of one dead, one moderate to major injuries.” Zweeb added, “Multiple victims taken to hospital in Rancho Tehama shooting.” The shooter is said to be among the three who are deceased. The shooter’s motive and identity have not yet been released.
Sara Stinson, a reporter with Action News Now, reported that the road was blocked off with crime scene tape. “Parents are in distress stuck behind road block not knowing the status of their kids at school in Rancho Tehama where the shooter ended up.”
This article will be updated as more is learned about the victims.