Tehama County authorities lavished praise on quick-thinking teachers and other school employees after Tuesday’s deadly shooting rampage.
Phil Johnston is the assistant sheriff of Tehama County.
“I really and truly believe we would have had a horrific bloodbath in that school if that school hadn’t taken the action when they did,” he said.
As rapid gunfire echoed through the hills of Rancho Tehama Reserve, a school secretary rushed out to shoo children inside. A custodian swooped in, yelling "get into the classrooms," at kids in the play yard.