Teacher, 2 students shot at San Bernardino school

Henrietta Brewer
April 11, 2017

"We believe the teacher knew who the shooter was", she said.

Then, in some ways, the nightmare became worse.

Anderson had gone to meet Smith in the classroom and there was no indication that the gun was visible when he entered the premises of the school, said San Bernardino Police Capt. Ron Maass, the incident commander.

"I would like our community and our nation to keep our families in prayer", he said.

Anderson walked into North Park School on Monday and told a staff member that he needed to drop something off to his wife, police said. "It's going to take time for our heads, our hearts, to heal.when you're going through this type of awful event, we need each other to walk hand in hand to heal, to continue to press forward, to not allow what is tragic to halt our lives". "We think the two children were unfortunate recipients of injuries". "She loved life, her career, and especially her children", he said. She was a teacher in the special-needs classroom for students in first through fourth grades.

Joshua Smith, 30, one of Smith's four adult children from a previous relationship, told the Washington Post that Anderson appeared "a bit different" at first, but later they realized he was "paranoid and possessive".

He opened fire without a word.

The gunman in the North Park shooting was identified as Cedric Anderson, 53, of nearby Riverside, who according to police had a criminal history that included weapons charges and domestic violence that predated his brief marriage to the slain teacher, Karen Elaine Smith, also 53.

When students got to the high school, many carrying glow sticks they had been given to pass the time, they got hugs from emotional parents, many in tears.

Pakistani-born Malik - who met her future US-born husband on a Muslim dating website and married him in Saudi Arabia - had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group on Facebook and was instrumental in radicalizing him.

It is unclear how many shots were fired or if domestic violence played a role in the shooting, Maass said.

"I was really elated". Martinez died shortly after arriving at the hospital, while the other student is in stable condition.

"She thought she had a wonderful husband, but she found out he was not wonderful at all".

The San Bernardino City Unified School District's website has a list of resources to help parents and children manage their distress in the aftermath of a shooting.

"She is too young to understand what happened".

"I can't wait to see her".

"It was such a sigh of relief". "I think we're blessed because of that". "Obviously my kid is not fine".

A 9-year-old student also was critically wounded.

North Park Elementary School will be closed for at least the next two days, Marsden added.

North Park Elementary was on lockdown, and Hillside Elementary School and Cajon High School were placed on precautionary lockdown.

A boy holds a candle during from San Bernardino, during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the North Park Elementary School shootings Monday April 10, 2017 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in San Bernardino.

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