Students reunited with parents after shooting
- Author: Kyle Peterson Apr 11, 2017,
Apr 11, 2017, 5:26
- After two people were killed in a shooting at a classroom in a San Bernardino elementary school on Monday, the city's bishop is praying for the victims and the school community.
Police said 53-year-old Cedric Anderson quickly opened fire inside the classroom, fatally hitting his estranged wife, Karen Smith.
"She said she knew her daughter was safe because she had heard from others that authorities had already contacted parents of the wounded children".
Police did not identify the shooter or the teacher.
Aerial television footage from the scene showed children holding hands and walking single-file across the campus from the school building to waiting school buses.
Alberta Terrell said she cried with relief when she was told that a family friend saw her 9-year-old granddaughter getting safely onto a bus. "The suspect had come to the classroom to visit", police Capt. Ron Maass told a news conference.
"We're asking all parents to go to Cajon High School, and that is where they will be reunited with their students".
'My heart and prayers go out to the victims of today's terrible act in San Bernardino & to the whole North Park Elem. School community. Details about the students' conditions weren't immediately reported.
"Our school campuses are obviously closed campuses during the school day", said Garcia.
Local police chief JarrodBurguan tweeted that it was believed to a be a "murder suicide".
"If parents are looking to reunite with their children, all kids are being transported to Cajon High School", said Garcia.
California authorities have responded to a report of a shooting in a San Bernardino school classroom on Monday, April 10, 2017, officials said.
Burguan added "the suspect is down and there's no further threat".
"She was happy we got to see her and she got to see up", the unidentified woman said.
Two students were also injured, and are listed in critical condition at area hospitals, Madden said.
Anderson posted a video in February saying she's "making me really happy". It is believed this was an incidence of domestic violence.
The city of San Bernardino last made national headlines on December 2, 2015, when a husband and wife, who authorities said were inspired by Islamic extremism, opened fire on a holiday office party of county health workers, killing 14 people and wounding more than 20.