On the morning of Nov. 14, 2017, staff members at Rancho Tehama Elementary School in Corning, CA, heard the sound of a single gunshot in the vicinity of the campus. After two more shots rang out, the school secretary issued a verbal command over the loudspeaker to implement lockdown procedure. The whole school was on lockdown within 47 seconds.
The gunman crashed his truck into the school gate and entered the grounds. After failing to gain entry into any buildings and firing shots from the quad, he left the premises. Only one student was injured. The whole incident lasted around six minutes.
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