Rancho Tehama, Calif.—It's been almost two weeks since the shooting in Rancho Tehama, and today students returned back to the elementary school.
Deputies with the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office were parked outside and asked that press stay off the school’s property.
Action News Now did reach out to the school’s principal, Paula Panfilio, to ask about any changes that have been made as a result of the shooting as well as how teachers are handling what happened with students. However she did not get back to us.
We also reached out to Richard Fitzpatrick, the superintendent of the Corning Union Elementary School District, and he was not available to speak with us on camera.
However, he did send us the following statement:
“Numerous law enforcement and fire agencies sent personnel to welcome back students and families to the school.-and -the school was repaired during the break, and is in great shape.
Students spent the day with their teachers and enjoyed many gifts donated by generous community members.
We are grateful for the support of the community and look forward to returning to the regular school activities as we enter into the busy holiday season.”