On Monday, tragedy struck at North Park Elementaryschool in San Bernardino, California.
53 year-old, Cedric Anderson was signed in as a guest onto the school campus. Moments later, Anderson went to the special education classroom where he shot and killed his wife, Karen Elaine Smith, 53, with a large caliber revolver. One of the students, an 8-year-old boy named Jonathan Martinez, also died after being rushed to the hospital.
Another student is hospitalized and in stable condition. Anderson killed himself shortly after the shooting.
According to reports, the couple had only been married for a few months and were recently separated. The shooter has a criminal history, including domestic violence, weapons and possible drug charges, according to the police chief.
San Bernardino police Capt. Ron Maass said, "We believe the two children were the unfortunate recipients of injuries by being in the proximity to the female at the time of the incident."
An investigation is currently underway.
North Park Elementary will be closed for at least the next two days. Parents with questions are urged to call the district office at 909-381-1100.
The county's Department of Behavior Health tweeted that it was monitoring the situation and was preparing to deploy health crisis teams to the school, as needed.
A team of 12 victim advocates are assigned to help parents and students, San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos said. Any parent who needs help should call the DA's victims' services department at 909-382-3846..