Cedric Anderson - San Bernardino School Shooting

Biography Cedric Anderson - San Bernardino School ShootingCedric Anderson (53) shot his wife of just two months Karen Smith, a 53-year-old special needs teacher, and hit two pupils who were standing behind her at a school in San Bernardino, California. Jonathan Martinez, eight, died from his injuries and another nine-year-old remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Cedric Anderson, 53, of Riverside, Calif., arrived at the North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, Calif., on Monday morning, where his estranged wife, Karen Elaine Smith, 53, worked as a special education teacher. According to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan, Anderson was allowed access to the school because he said he was dropping off something to his wife, but once inside the classroom, he opened fire with a .357 Magnum.

Biography Cedric Anderson - San Bernardino School ShootingAlong with Smith, authorities say, 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez was struck by the gunfire and died on his way to the hospital. As of Monday evening, a 9-year-old was in stable but critical condition. Anderson and Smith had been married only since January but were already separated for a couple of weeks before Monday’s incident. After killing his wife, Anderson killed himself with the same gun. North Park Elementary will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, and the school district plans on providing grief counseling for the children and administration.
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