Placerville, CA Elementary school custodian taken into custody in campus shooting.
El Dorado Sheriff Department states, “All children are safe, none were injured during the incident…” after Louisiana Schnell Elementary School’s principal, Sam LaCara, was shot in his office.
School custodian, John Luebbers, was taken into custody at his home off of Mother Lode Dr. by a SWAT team in connection with the shooting. The housing track was locked down, and a command post set up adjacent to Bible Baptist Church on Mother Lode Drive. A CHP helicopter orbited overhead, keeping a birds-eye view on Luebbers’ home as officers moved in for the capture.
The shooting occurred at 10:30 A.M. in the principals office. Officials state that LaCara suffered a single gunshot wound to his upper body and was pronounced dead at 11 A.M. in Marshall Hospital which had also been placed on lockdown.
Per El Dorado Sheriff’s department “students at the Schnell School and Bliss Center campus’ are being evacuated at 1:30 PM by classroom under the coordination of Law Enforcement. Parents can pick up their students at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, not at the Mountain Democrat parking lot.” Other area schools would let out at their normal time.
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