Boy killed in classroom was 'happy child' with rare disorder

Apr 16, 2017, 02:21
Boy killed in classroom was 'happy child' with rare disorder

The school is about 10 miles from the Inland Regional Center, where 14 people were killed and 22 wounded in a December 2015 terror attack carried out by a husband and wife.

Karen Elaine Smith, 53, was instantly killed when a man, armed with a.357 revolver, came into the North Park Elementary School classroom at around 10:30 a.m. and immediately opened fire on her.

- The San Bernardino community gathered together Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil in honor of the school shooting victims at North Park Elementary. Police officers stand guard outside North Park School after a deadly shooting Monday, April 10, 2017, in San Bernardino, Calif. 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.

The shooting at North Park Elementary, the latest of dozens of USA schools traumatized by armed intruders in recent years, reopened debate about what educators can do to safeguard students against mounting gun violence. He later died while on his way to the hospital.

They did, however, wish to bring attention and consciousness to an issue facing Jonathan called Williams syndrome. School is supposed to be a safe place.

A man who fatally shot his estranged wife and a special needs pupil in her classroom then killed himself, had professed his love for her just last month.

According to interviews with her family, Anderson had accused his wife of infidelity, the chief said.

"He's up and watching cartoons", said San Bernardino City Unified Superintendent Dale Marsden.A memorial with candles, flowers and teddy bears was started at the elementary school. Jonathan had survived a previous heart surgery.

Marsden said counselors met with Jonathan's parents Tuesday. Jonathan Martinez, 8, died later at the hospital and another 9-year-old was in stable condition Tuesday. Authorities have not released his name.

A 9-year-old student who was wounded in the shooting remains hospitalized Tuesday.

Smith's mother said after the two Wednesday in January, Anderson quickly showed a dark side and her daughter moved out and was contemplating divorce. "Her whole life was surrounded around kids and helping them, and helping them build a future". "If you don't ask really her to, she'll still try to help you, even if it's hard to", said 11-year-old student Elijah Beaven.

"The first week after a woman makes the courageous decision to leave an abusive relationship is often the most unsafe week of her life", said Bryan Pacheco of Safe Horizon, an organization that supports victims of domestic violence. She said the long wait was "frustrating but also understandable". One of her friends was hit, she added, pointing to her abdomen. Before Elliot Rodger shot and killed six people and then himself in Santa Barbara, California, in 2014, he left a video in which he expressed his anger at women who had rejected him, saying, "I will punish you all for it".

The young boy was not in school Monday but when Valles heard the shooting was in Smith's classroom, she said she nearly passed out.