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24-Year-Old Middle School Teacher With 5-Year-Old Son Killed in San Bernardino Shooting

A 24-year-old middle school teacher was shot and killed while sitting in a vehicle with her 5-year-old son in San Bernardino Saturday.

Nancy Magaña, 24, of San Bernardino, was shot around 2:01 a.m. near the intersection of 30th Street and Flores Street, the San Bernardino Police Department said. Magaña was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead, the SBPD said.

The 24-year-old mother had only started as a full-time middle school teacher two weeks earlier at Del Vallejo Middle School, her sister Maria said.

Magaña was in the driver’s seat of her truck, with her boyfriend in the passenger seat and her 5-year-old son in the back seat, at the time of the shooting, her family said. 

Middle School Teacher Shot, Killed in San Bernardino

[LASTRINGER] Middle School Teacher Shot, Killed in San Bernardino

Magaña was the only one of the trio struck by gunfire.

The San Bernardino City Unified School District released the following statement in response to Magaña’s death Sunday: “She taught math to 7th-graders and was part of the Del Vallejo Leadership and STEAM Academy small teaching team. She was very sweet and although she had only been teaching for two weeks, students loved her already. She was a natural teacher.

“The District’s Crisis Intervention Team will be at the school tomorrow to provide emotional support to students and staff. We send our sincere condolences to everyone in our school community who has been impacted by Ms. Magaña’s death.”

A homicide investigation was underway, police said.