Published: Sat, April 15, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

"I'm scared": Officials release 911 audio from school shooting


Details will be discussed at another meeting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at Bob Holcomb Elementary School, 1345 W. 48th St.in San Bernardino, Marsden said.

Jennifer Downing says she thinks Cedric Anderson would have killed others if he hadn't run out of bullets and stopped to reload Monday.

He had been hospitalized since Monday, when the estranged husband of his teacher, Karen Smith, entered their North Park Elementary School classroom, shooting her and another student.

Eight-year-old Jonathan Martinez passed away at Loma Linda University Medical Center after being airlifted from the school; the other student who was struck, a 9-year-old boy, is now listed in stable condition at the hospital.

The Making Hope Happen Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, was established to support the hope making mission of the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Other children at North Park were taken to nearby Cajon High School, where parents were told that they could pick them up after showing identification.

Cedric Anderson, 53, entered Smith's classroom and shot her dead.

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

She was a handsome bride when she tied the knot to the 53-year-old former pastor and military vet.

Officials said the boy was stable and was in good spirits, watching cartoons in his hospital bed. But by March, marital problems had developed, and Smith moved out of their Riverside home and was living with her adult children, the police chief said.

According to authorities, Anderson said he was going to the classroom to drop something off for Smith.

The deceased student has been identified as Jonathan Martinez, 8. He then shot and killed himself.

The audio tapes from Monday's shooting featured a frightened staffer at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino and a dispatcher who relayed a description of the gunman to officers arriving at the scene.

Lena Hammerling and her daughters Melissa, left, and Maci, right, and an unidentified child look at a sidewalk memorial dedicated to the teacher and student who were shot to death Monday.

Karen Smith and 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez were killed.

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan says on Twitter that investigators believe "the suspect is down".

Smith told relatives that Anderson was behaving oddly and had made threats toward her; she had resisted his efforts to get her to return home, according to Burguan.

"It's incredible for a little guy like him to be hit with that caliber of a round and be recovering like this", Lt. Mike Madden, a San Bernardino police spokesman, said.

At the time of the shooting, Smith, teacher's aide Jennfier Downing and another aide were working with tables of four to five students.

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