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3 Dead in California School Shooting

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There was a shooting at North Park School in San Bernardino, California which left 3 dead and several injured in an apparent murder-suicide.

According to Associated Press, the shooter fired a large-caliber revolver that hit a teacher as well as two children behind her and then killed himself with the weapon.

The teacher, Elaine Smith, 53 who happens to be the wife of the shooter Cedric Anderson, 53 and one of the victims, an 8-year old boy named Jonathan Martinez, have been confirmed dead. Although the Police do not believe the children were the target.

Elaine was a teacher in the special-needs classroom for students in first through fourth grades. Police told the Associated Press that Anderson has a history of “weapons, domestic violence, and possible drug charges” before the marriage, which only lasted for a few months.

Students gathered on a field and a blacktop basketball court inside the fenced-in grounds of the campus near a line of school buses. The school has about 600 students in kindergarten through sixth grades.

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7 Comments

  1. le coco

    April 11, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Oh My goodness.. What is wrong with people.. why take a gun into a school. this stupidity has to stop… America needs to re-evaluate its gone laws because this is unacceptable

    • Puzzles

      April 11, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      From your comment, i deduce that you didn’t read the article before commenting. In case i’m wrong, my apologies.

      From what i understand from the article, the shooter is the abusive husband of one of the victims who is a teacher in the school. He apparently came to kill her which he succeeded in doing but unfortunately killed one other victim and then himself.

      This is a personal attack, not an attack from a terrorist or a mass murder as previous attacks on schools have been.

      He could have killed her at home but it looks like she had left him and he thought the only way to get to her was at the school where she taught.

      This is sad. We should really be careful with the kind of people we enter into a relationship with, whether just dating or marriage. Women/men being murdered by their partners are on the rise even in the so-called developed countries.

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    • Just checking

      April 11, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      The first commenter is correct. He/she is just pointing out that if gun laws were reevaluated and guns were being controlled and not every one could own a gun, the possibility of having one and even taking it into a school to harm anyone would be almost impossible.

    • o

      April 11, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Whether he killed her at home or at work, America needs to review their gun laws. Too many shooting deaths. Way too many. Every raging lunatic can easily get his or her hands on a gun. There needs to be a check. May their souls rest in peace.

  2. What an ass

    April 12, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Funny how 99% of civilian shooting cases occur in gun free states. Goes to show that disarming civilians will not stop idiots from acquiring firearms illegally and when they do, no one else will have the gun to stop them before the cops arrive.

  3. Gretchen Marie

    April 12, 2017 at 3:11 am

    It’s very possible the shooter had a mental health issue that went undiagnosed or even if diagnosed, went untreated. It’s easy to knee jerk react to gun laws and gun control but if not a gun something else would have been used. Rather than a gun, perhaps a machetee, or setting a fire, or a bomb. Mental health is a huge area that remains to be to blame for many tragic incidences, so it’s not even smart to go to the immediate conclusion of gun availability. Even with controls, it would be easy for a person with a motive to get one outside of check points. My focus is on health care overall, and better treatment for serious conditions such as BP and manic depression. Of course, drugs and/or alcohol are also to blame here, and one can find those in any CVS across the state. There’s also the topic of controlled entry to schools, which is as poorly thought out as no seat belts on school buses. Protection and prevention could definitely be worked on without limiting the rights of everyone.

  4. tiny

    April 12, 2017 at 10:17 am

    America needs to review their laws, i agree with the first commenter.

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