Boy Killed in School Shooting Had Survived Heart Surgery


53-year-old Karen Elaine Smith's marriage was under strain soon after it began. Police don't believe Anderson meant to shoot the students. The gunman, 53-year-old Cedric Anderson, then fatally shot himself.

"As a result of this tragedy, North Park Elementary will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday and Del Vallejo Middle School will serve as a temporary location to provide counseling and support services to North Park staff members, parents and students on Tuesday and Wednesday", the school district said in a statement.

As news broke of yet another active shooter incident in San Bernardino, California on Monday morning, the story was initially covered as a school shooting, which carries it's own horrifying connotations. Once a major rail hub and citrus producer, San Bernardino filed for bankruptcy in 2012 after struggling to pay its employees despite steep cuts to the budget.

"Personally, she was my rock, my best friend and my world", Jennifer Smith, Karen Smith's daughter, said. "To see that his school is safe". A husband opened fire on his wife Monday in the elementary school classroom, killing her in a shooting that spread panic across a city still recovering emotionally from a terrorist attack at a community center just 15 months ago.

Jonathan died at a hospital after being shot Monday in his classroom by the estranged husband of his teacher, Karen Smith, who also was killed.

Burguan said Anderson entered the classroom around 10:30 a.m. and, without saying a word, opened fire on his wife with a Smith & Wesson.357 revolver, before turning the gun on himself.

"We are grateful", the family stated.

Killed was Jonathan Martinez, 8, who had a rare genetic condition known as Williams syndrome and had survived heart surgery.

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Children with Williams syndrome can be "overly friendly and endearing", Monkaba said. Family members posted photos of Jonathan on social media of him on amusement rides, sitting on Santa's lap and riding a horse — all of them show him flashing a smile. Police officers stand guard outside North Park School after a deadly shooting Monday, April 10, 2017, in San Bernardino, Calif. As of late Tuesday, the 9-year-old boy was listed in stable condition and said to be improving.

Then she waited hours outside a nearby high school where parents were eventually reunited with their children.

Rachel Valles, whose 8-year-old son Ethan was a student in Smith's class, said the boy had struggled with reading and math until he started in Smith's class in August.

"She had a huge impact on his life".

"She thought she had a wonderful husband, but she found out he was not wonderful at all", Sykes told the Los Angeles Times. "But I find comfort in joining with you in prayer and hope for the families impacted". "Her whole life was surrounded around kids and helping them, and helping them build a future", Cabreras said.

"I know him because one day he just walked up to me and said, 'Can we be friends?' and I said, 'Yeah, ' and we've been friends ever since", he said.

Valles is still struggling with how she's going to break the news of his teacher's death to him. "And I don't know if that just reached a boiling point, or what that was". She's visiting God. So is Jonathan.

An outlying suburb of Los Angeles, it was hit hard when the Great Recession sent housing prices tumbling.