San Bernardino man shot wife in classroom then killed himself, revealed: Here’s what we know

By Christian Carter,

What would make a man do something like this? I mean, no married or divorced person today would tell you that their relationship was without issues, right?

That’s what makes this breaking news story even more heartbreaking–that and the fact that the man said nothing when he opened fire on his wife.

A gunman, who has been identified as Cedric Charles Anderson, 53, of Riverside, California, opened fire in an elementary school classroom Monday in San Bernardino, killing his estranged wife, a teacher, and an 8-year-old student before fatally shooting himself, police say. Another student, 9, was also wounded.

Anderson was not targeting students and the murder-suicide is believed to have started from a domestic incident, police stated.

The teacher has been identified as Karen Smith, 53. Smith was a special education teacher, according to the school district’s website.

The deceased student has been identified as Jonathan Martinez, 8. The 9-year-old student who was also wounded has not been named. As of 9pm EST on Monday evening, he is in stable condition, police said.

According to, there were 15 students and two adult aides in the classroom when the shooting occurred.

Police were called to the school at 10:27 a.m. Monday for reports of shots fired and an active shooter. They responded within four minutes and found the gunman and teacher dead inside the classroom, with two students suffering from injuries, police said.

Information about Anderson, the victims and the incident is still unfolding, but we do know that Cedric Anderson posted a video on Facebook in February talking about his love for his wife.

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