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UPDATE: Family IDs teacher as Nev. school shooting victim

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UPDATED Monday, October 21, 2013 --- 3:59 p.m.

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Family members have identified a math teacher as the staff member who was killed while trying to stop a shooter at a northern Nevada middle school.

Chanda Landsberry says her 45-year-old brother-in-law, Michael Landsberry, died in the Monday morning shooting at Sparks Middle School.

The suspected gunman is a student who has died. Two other boys were injured.

Students from the middle school and an elementary school next door were evacuated to a nearby high school, and classes were canceled.

Chanda Landsberry says she's not surprised at all that her brother-in-law stepped in to stop the rampage.

Michael Landsberry is a military veteran who leaves behind a wife and two stepdaughters.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Monday, October 21, 2013 --- 1:48 p.m.

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Police say it was a student who opened fire at a Nevada middle school today, killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children.

The suspected gunman also is dead, but authorities say no shots were fired by law enforcement, though more than 150 officers responded.

The shooting erupted outside Sparks Middle School shortly before classes began this morning. Two other students were critically injured in the incident. They were both taken to a nearby hospital, where one is out of surgery. Police say the other as doing well.

Students from the middle school and next door elementary school were evacuated to the nearby high school, and classes were canceled. At the evacuation center, parents walked with their arms around their children, some of whom were in tears.

The city of Sparks lies just east of Reno.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Monday, October 21, 2013 --- 1:24 p.m.

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Police in Nevada say the two people killed in a school shooting were a staff member and a student who was likely the attacker.

Two other students were critically injured in the violence that erupted before classes began Monday. Authorities said the staff member was trying to intervene.
Students from the middle school and next door elementary school were evacuated to the nearby high school, and classes were canceled.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.

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Posted Monday, October 21, 2013 --- 11:37 a.m.

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Police say two people are dead and two more are injured in a shooting at Sparks Middle School in northern Nevada Monday morning.

Washoe County School District Police didn't immediately offer details of the identities of the dead. They said the school is "all clear" and the suspect is "down," but offered no further details.

Spokeswoman Angela Rambo of Renown Regional Medical Center says two boys are in critical condition.

Washoe County School District spokesman Charles Rahn says the middle school and next door Agnes Risley Elementary School have been evacuated to Sparks High School. Rahn said the middle and elementary schools will be closed Monday.

Sparks is a city just east of Reno.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.


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