The shooting came 15 months after a terror attack in San Bernardino that killed 14 people and wounded 22 others at a meeting of county employees. And, San Bernardino City Unified School District Superintendent Dale Marsden said, all district policies were complied with when Anderson was let onto campus.
"Parents often say the joy and perspective a child with Williams syndrome brings into their lives had been unimaginable", Marsden said Tuesday, quoting from the Williams syndrome Association. "She keeps telling me 'My teacher got shot, my friend got shot, '" Barajas said as she clutched her daughter's blood-stained sweatshirt.
"I fell to my knees and started saying Our Fathers and Hail Marys", Brad Hendran said. They told NBC News that their mother had home-schooled them for eight years before making the decision to become a special education teacher. He said Smith also had confided to relatives that she was concerned about his "odd" behaviour and that "he had made some threats toward her". "I will think of him as a very best friend". "We are grateful to law enforcement and school leaders for their quick response to the tragedy", said a joint press release by the offices of Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes and State Sen. His eldest son had just gotten on a bus, he said.
Anderson, 53, walked into the San Bernardino special-education classroom Monday and opened fire with a.357 Magnum, targeting his wife but also hitting two of her students.
The newspaper said Natalie Anderson said Cedric had talked her into abandoning the restraining order.
Police do not believe Anderson intentionally targeted the children.
"She thought she had a wonderful husband, but she found out he was not wonderful at all", Sykes told the Los Angeles Times. When she broke free, she had bruises on both arms, the document read.
Anderson was a self-proclaimed pastor who had been in trouble with the law in the past, stemming from domestic violence and weapons, as well as drug-related offenses, authorities said.
He had joined the Navy in 1982 and re-enlisted as a reservist from 1987 until 2003, working as a builder, according to military records.
Burguan said Anderson had four prior arrests for minor offenses but never any convictions or anything else that would have barred him from owning a firearm. But Smith moved out of their home in mid-March amid domestic strife, Burguan said. Smith's mother, Irma Skyes, told the New York Daily News Anderson had threatened to kill her. Their divorce was finalized the next year.
There is no indication that the gun was visible upon the suspect's arrival to the school, Maass said.
Mayor R. Carey Davis said the shooting had affected the city's most vulnerable residents - its children.
A man places wreathes, including one from President Donald Trump, left, at a sidewalk memorial to the teacher and student who were shot to death at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, Calif., Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The other student, a 9-year-old, is hospitalized in stable condition, police said.
"She loved on kids". A man walked into his estranged wife's elementary school classroom in San Bernardino and opened deadly fire on Monday. It was to remain closed for the remainder of the week.
Jonathan's family said that he had already survived heart surgery, and was remembered as a happy child who was friendly and endearing. "Jonathan loved just touching you".
Hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil for the victims Tuesday evening at North Park Elementary.