Police say a staff member at Sparks Middle School and the suspected shooter were killed in the school shooting.
A Nevada school shooting on Monday resulted in the death of a staff member, Michael Landsberry, and the suspected shooter, according to police. The school shooting took place early Monday morning at Sparks Middle School. Police have not determined whether the suspect died of a self-inflicted wound or police fire.
The motivation of the suspect in the Nevada school shooting has yet to be determined. Tom Robinson, Reno Police Dept. Deputy Chief, told CNN, “It’s too early to say whether [the suspect] was targeting specific people or just going on an indiscriminate shooting spree.”
Two students were wounded in the tragic event which occurred just outside of Reno, Nevada. One student suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach and another suffered an injury to the shoulder. Officials were notified of the school shooting at approximately 7:15 a.m. The shooting took place while many students were arriving for school.
One witness, eight grader Kyle Nucum, gave an account of the shooting to the Reno Gazette-Journal, “We were by the basketball court, and we heard a pop, like a loud pop, and everybody was screaming, and then the teacher came to investigate,” the witness continued, “The student was pointing a gun at the teacher after the teacher told him to put it down, and the student fired a shot at the teacher, and the teacher fell, and everybody ran away.”
Students at Sparks Middle School were taken to a nearby high school to meet their parents. The injured students were taken to Renown Medical Center. Sparks Middle School has been closed for the remainder of the week.