EARLIER @ 5.10am: Two people are dead and two are in hospital after a shooting at an elementary school classroom in southern California. The other student, a 9-year-old boy, remains in critical condition, officials said.
Shot dead was 8 year old boy, Jonathan Martinez who at the time of the shooting was standing near the teacher.
The gunman has been identified by police as Sedrick Anderson, 53, of San Bernardino and his wife as Karen Elaine Smith.
This undated photo released by the San Bernardino Police Department shows Cedric Anderson, 53. "Two children were injured in the gunfire, they are not related, and are now in a critical condition".
Madden said police had received reports of the shooting at the school shortly before 10:30 a.m., and officers responded within minutes. Police reported that the two students were not believed to have been targeted by the gunman but that they were wounded because of being close to the slain woman.
Burguan also said Anderson had a criminal history of weapons charges, domestic violence and possible drug charges but didn't provide details.
Then she waited hours outside a nearby high school where parents were eventually reunited with their children.
Mayor Carey Davis said he had spoken about the shooting to White House officials who said President Donald Trump expressed "concern for students and teachers" at North Park.
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Sykes said her daughter was a dedicated teacher who took up the profession about 10 years ago after her four children grew up.
"We are very, very active with both Lomita sheriff's and Palos Verdes Estates police and meet regularly", he said.
Students at North Park were taken to Cajon High School for safety. Others said the phones rang unanswered.
About 500 students attend North Park Elementary.
Colleagues remembered Smith as a dedicated educator who loved her job. Students gathered on a field near a line of school buses and other vehicles, including fire trucks.
She says the man just walked in and started shooting. In the same email, the district told its staff that they believe the shooting was "isolated to the campus" of North Park Elementary.
"He was crying. He's scared", she said. Many will remember the horror that unfolded in 2015, when 14 people were killed and 22 more injured when Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik allegedly gunned them down inside the Inland Regional Center. It was hit hard by the great recession, seeing rises in unemployment and violent crime.
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