5 dead, shooter killed in California school shooting

Five people were killed Tuesday morning in a shooting that started at a school and then continued in a rural northern California school.

According to KCRA in Sacramento, the first shots were fired around 8 a.m. PT at Rancho Tehama School on the outskirts of Corning, California.

"I know that we have (airlifted) a number of students," Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told the station. "I know that the school's been cleared. I know that we have children that were attending school in a safe location at this time."

An employee with the Corning Unified School District told KCRA there were reports of an active shooter at the school, and there were confirmed injuries. 

Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, says no one was killed at the school but a “number” of students were shot and wounded.

Sheriff Johnston said that a number of students have been airlifted out and that the uninjured students are now safe.

There are at least five scenes in and around the school that police are investigating. 

A witness told KCRA that the gunman stole his truck and shot and killed his roommate. They lived near the unnamed man and said he had been shooting a lot of rounds lately. 

The school is in the Rancho Tehama Reserve, about 130 miles north of Sacramento.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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