Crime & Justice

Student wounded in San Bernardino school shooting identified

Rachel and Leon Brandy with their son, Nolan Brandy, the nine-year-old survivor of a school shooting in San Bernardino.
Rachel and Leon Brandy with their son, Nolan Brandy, the nine-year-old survivor of a school shooting in San Bernardino.
The Brandy family, via San Bernardino City Unified School District

School officials have identified a student who was wounded in a shooting at a San Bernardino elementary school that killed a teacher, Karen Elaine Smith, and 8-year-old boy, Jonathan Martinez. The San Bernardino City Unified School District identified the 9-year-old student Wednesday as Nolan Brandy.

A statement from the school district says the boy's parents are happy to say he is "recovering well." Officials had said Tuesday the boy was stable and was in good spirits, watching cartoons in his hospital bed.

The family thanked the community for an outpouring of support after the shooting.

"We are grateful," the family said in a press release from the school district. "Please continue to pray for him and also for Jonathan Martinez's and Karen Smith's families."

Brandy was injured when 53-year-old Cedric Anderson walked into his estranged wife's classroom and opened fire. His wife, Smith, and an 8-year-old student, Martinez, were killed. Anderson then turned the gun on himself.