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3 killed in shooting at California elementary school, official says

3 killed in shooting at California elementary school, official says
Posted at 1:23 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 08:48:21-05

RANCHO TEHAMA, CA (RNN) - A shooting at an elementary school Tuesday in northern California claimed the lives of at least three people, said a sheriff's office spokesman.

Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told Action News Now that he was told the suspected shooter was killed by law enforcement officers. The violence started at a home and moved to Tehama Elementary School.

"I don't know how many victims; I know of at least three deaths," Johnston said. "I don't know any information at this time about any of the victims at the school. I know that we have Medivac'd a number of students, I know that the school's been cleared."

He said the kids who were at the school are in a safe location.

The shooting was first reported around 8:15 a.m. PT. 

In another recent fatal school shooting, a student opened fire at Freeman High School in Rockford, WA, on Sep. 13, killing a classmate who confronted him and wounded three other students before being subdued.

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