9-year-old injured in San Bernardino elementary school shooting 'recovering well'

An elementary school in San Bernardino that was the scene of a murder-suicide is closed for the time being.

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. Families were also given the option to transfer students to independent study if they wished. The shooter was identified as Cedric Anderson.

The other students in the school were being evacuated and taken to a nearby school. In this case, part of the problem was that Anderson was likely a familiar person to the people in the school, said San Bernardino Police Capt. Ron Maass, the incident commander.

This item has been corrected to show the woman's name is Karen Elaine Smith, not Elaine Smith.

Two male students, who were injured as Anderson fired at his wife, were transported to hospitals for treatment.

As a memorial continued to grow on the sidewalk outside of the elementary school, parents and colleagues remembered Smith as a dedicated educator who cared deeply for her students and was devoted to education.

Some six weeks earlier, 53-year-old Cedric Anderson was a newlywed calling his 53-year-old wife Karen Smith an "angel" in one of many social media posts professing his love.

In a private meeting Thursday, students, school administrators, teachers and staff will all talk about how to move forward.

District staff and others would put together an after-action report analyzing what happened, how everyone responded and what could have been done differently, as the district did after the December 2, 2015, terrorist attack in San Bernardino, he said.

"It is one of the most organized and well-prepared police departments around". They want to return to North Park. Counselors and additional staff members will be at the campus to provide any needed support when the school reopens Monday. "The schools are very safe and it is extremely hard for a stranger to get on campus".

Authorities have said the suspect and another adult are dead.

Who Was Cedric Charles Anderson?

The students were not targeted but were standing behind Smith when her estranged husband opened fire, Burguan added.

Authorities say the couple had only been married a few months, but had known each other for years. Burguan said there was no history of police involvement in the relationship.

"Unlike disorders that can make connecting with your child hard, children with Williams syndrome tend to be social, friendly and endearing", Marsden said.

"Those four arrests included a weapons charge, domestic violence charge, a theft charge".