A School Shooting in Nevada

Reported by Fox News:

A staff member at a middle school in Nevada was shot and killed while trying to protect children after a student arrived on campus Monday and started opening fire, police say.

The shooting occurred at Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nev.

One male student injured in the shooting has gone through surgery, while the other is doing well, Washoe County School District Chief of Police Mike Mieras said during a news conference. The suspected gunman was also dead, and authorities say no shots were fired by law enforcement. Washoe County Emergency Manager Aaron Kenneston told Reuters that the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A Sparks police dispatcher said reports of the shooting — which happened on the school’s campus, but outside the school building itself — started coming in at 7:16 a.m. local time.

Police said between 150 and 200 officers responded to the shooting.

Kyle Nucum, a 13-year-old student, told the Reno Gazette-Journalthat he saw a classmate shoot a teacher.

“We were at the basketball court and we heard a pop, like a loud pop, and everybody was screaming and the teacher came to investigate – I thought it was a firecracker…(read more)

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