Several hundred people attended the memorial service for teacher Karen Smith after her estranged husband Cedric Anderson entered North Park Elementary, killing Smith, eight-year-old student Jonathan Martinez and wounding nine-year-old student Nolan Brandy on April 10 in San Bernardino.
Authorities say Anderson was targeting his wife, Karen Elaine Smith, but also struck two of her students.
Leon and Rachel Brandy, parents of surviving North Park Elementary School shooting victim Nolan Brandy, wish to thank the community for the outpouring of prayers and support they have received.
They said Nolan is recovering very well, adding that they are "grateful". After they split, Anderson began acting odd and threatening her, but according to Smith's mother, Smith did not take any of the accusations seriously because she thought he was just trying to get attention.
While grieving for their only son, Jonathan Martinez's parents asked school officials to tell the world about the condition that landed their chi...
According to NBC News, in addition to her four adult children, Smith left behind three grandchildren who are mourning the loss as well.
She said the uncertainty was frightening, and the knowledge that multiple people were shot was distressing.
North Park's classrooms will also be fitted with locks this summer.
A statement from the school district says the boy's parents are happy to say he is "recovering well". It's baffling to me that when a husband comes into his wife's workplace to kill her and then himself, the media hesitates to characterize it as domestic violence. San Bernardino shooting - family shares photos of slain 8-year-oldThe dispatcher urges the caller to stay on the phone while she transfers her to school police. According to Federal Bureau of Investigation data and media reports, a majority of mass shootings in the United States between 2009 and 2016 were related to domestic violence, including both intimate partner and family violence.
Briana Pastorino, a spokeswoman for Loma Linda University Hospital, said Nolan was released on Friday. They want to return to North Park.
When she rejected his attempts, Anderson went to the school and killed her, police said.
The students were not targeted but were standing behind Smith when her estranged husband opened fire, Burguan added.
In the aftermath of the shooting, classes were cancelled for the week and will resume on Monday, April 17.
The other boy, 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez, died after being rushed to a hospital. "This travesty ripped her soul from so many lives she touched every day and sent God two angels to watch over all of us".