SAN BERNARDINO >> Faculty district officers stated Monday was “our first step towards therapeutic” as college students returned to North Park Elementary Faculty, the place a capturing April 10 left a instructor and a scholar lifeless and one other scholar wounded.
“There’s a small fraternity of companions nobody needs to be part of, at Columbine, Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech,” stated Dale Marsden, superintendent of the San Bernardino Metropolis Unified Faculty District at a information convention Monday afternoon at college district headquarters, at 777 North F St..
College students returning to high school this morning, lots of them sporting North Park Coyote pink, walked previous an off-the-cuff shrine of stuffed animals, flowers and veladora prayer candles on the nook of Northpark Boulevard and H Road.
“We’ll work collectively to offer normalcy,” Marsden stated.
The elementary faculty is again in session after being closed for every week following the April 10 capturing that occurred shortly earlier than 10:30 a.m. when Cedric Anderson, fifty three, of Riverside, entered the particular schooling classroom of his estranged spouse, instructor Karen Smith, and opened hearth, killing her and eight-yr-previous scholar Jonathan Martinez and wounding Nolan Brady, 9.
“We’re doing our greatest to ensure our campuses are protected,” faculty police Chief Joe Palino stated on the information convention.
Virginia Tech has suggested a “considerate response,” reminding faculty officers it’s a marathon, not a dash.
Whereas the district introduced some new safety measures at North Park, not all safety enhancements can be made public. Extra upgrades to return in collaboration with others, Marsden stated.
“Restoration and therapeutic will take a while.”
Ten additional academics, together with counselors, might be at North Park this week.
Extra to return.