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Details Emerge in Nevada School Shooting

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The Nevada middle school shooting that left two dead early Monday morning was perpetrated by a student, and it claimed the lives of a beloved math teacher and the shooter, who shot and killed himself with the handgun he allegedly took from his parents, CNN was reporting Monday night as details continued to emerge.  More from their report:

An official used one word to describe the scene at Sparks Middle School: chaos.

The shooter took a handgun from his parents, a federal law enforcement source who was briefed on the situation told CNN’s Evan Perez.

The gunman shot and killed himself, Sparks Deputy Chief Tom Miller said Monday evening at a news conference.

Authorities said the shooter’s motive was unclear.

“It’s too early to say whether he was targeting specific people or just going on an indiscriminate shooting spree,” said Tom Robinson, deputy chief of the Reno Police Department.

Mike Landsberry, a math teacher at the school, was killed in the shooting, Sparks Mayor Geno Martini told CNN.

In addition to his work as a teacher, Landsberry also had served in the Marines and served several tours in Afghanistan as a member of the Nevada Air National Guard, his brother, Reggie, told “Anderson Cooper 360.”

“He was the kind of person that if someone needed help he would be there,” Reggie Landsberry said. “He loved teaching. He loved the kids. He loved coaching them. … He was just a good all-around individual.”

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Nevada Middle School Shooting Kills 2, Injures 2

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Two people are dead and two minors are hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting at a Nevada middle school Monday morning, school officials have told news agencies.  CNN has more on the developing story:

Sparks Middle School, outside Reno, remains an active crime scene, school officials said in a Twitter post.

Two minors are in critical condition at Renown Regional Medical Center after the shooting, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Authorities released few details about the incident, but city officials said in a statement that the suspect was “neutralized.”

“Law enforcement assures that the school and community are secured at this time,” the statement said.

City officials said authorities received emergency calls from students and staff at the school about 7:15 a.m. about an active shooter on campus.

Authorities said students were being taken to a nearby high school to meet their parents. School was canceled for the day at Sparks Middle School and nearby Agnes Risley Elementary, officials said.

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the horrific shooting at Sparks Middle School this morning,” Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said in a statement.

 

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