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North Park Elementary in San Bernardino reopens a week after shooting

Family members are reunited with their children, students from North Park Elementary school, at Cajon High School in San Bernardino on Monday afternoon, April 10, 2017 following a shooting that left two adults dead and two students wounded.
Family members are reunited with their children, students from North Park Elementary school, at Cajon High School in San Bernardino on Monday afternoon, April 10, 2017 following a shooting that left two adults dead and two students wounded.
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An elementary school in San Bernardino that was the scene of a murder-suicide is reopening.

School district officials say classes at North Park Elementary will resume Monday, a week after the killings.

Security will be tightened, and counselors will be made available for students and staff.

North Park has been closed since April 10, when a man walked into his estranged wife's classroom and opened fire, killing her and an 8-year-old student. He then fatally shot himself.

A 9-year-old student who was wounded went home from a hospital on Sunday. He and the boy who died were standing near their special-education teacher, Karen Smith.

Police say the shooter, Cedric Anderson, had been unsuccessfully trying to convince Smith to resume the relationship following a breakup just weeks into their marriage.

Parents dropping off their children at North Park on Monday morning will see new safety measures in place, according to Maria Garcia with the San Bernardino City Unified School District. 

"We put in this new buzzer system that will allow parents or guardians to announce their visit to the school before they can even come in to the door," she said to KPCC media partner NBC Los Angeles. "So the door will remain locked during school hours."