Yesterday, a San Bernardino man walked into his estranged wife’s special needs classroom at North Park Elementary School and shot her, two of her students, and himself.
According to news reports, Cedric Anderson, 53, came to see his wife, Karen Elaine Smith, also 53, at school, telling the office, he was there to drop something off to Smith. Reports then say Anderson walked into Smith’s class and opened fire.
After viewing Anderson’s Facebook posts, many have described him as happy and in love. He and Smith had recently married in late January.
Other than saying he needed to drop something off to his wife, Anderson did not say anything indicating his motives for the murder-suicide while at the school. Some have also speculated that Anderson may have been mentally ill.
There has been no mention of how Anderson acquired a gun, but ironically, as Trump was smiling and signing bills for photo ops in late February, he overturned a gun regulation set in place by former President Obama for stricter background checks on those purchasing guns. This regulation was inspired by the 2015 San Bernardino shootings.
Jonathan Martinez, 8 years old, died at Loma Linda University Medical Center after being airlifted, and the 9-year- old male student is listed as being stable condition at the hospital.
We are sending prayers of love and strength to all the families involved.