Teacher Killed In School Shooting Stepped In To Save Another Stu - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Teacher Killed In School Shooting Stepped In To Save Another Student

Mobile Users CLICK HERE to see slideshow photos

UPDATE:

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada middle-schooler says a student who opened fire, injuring two classmates, aimed a gun at his chest before a teacher stepped in. The teacher was shot and killed.
   
Jose Cazares tells NBC's "Today" show that he initially thought the gunshots he heard Monday morning at Sparks Middle School were firecrackers.
   
But then he says he saw the boy shoot two students. He says he would've been next if teacher Michael Landsberry hadn't stepped in to try to stop the rampage.
   
Jose's mother called Landsberry a "true hero."
   
Authorities haven't provided a motive for the shooting. It's not known where the boy got the gun, which he used to kill himself.

UPDATE: 

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Police say a Nevada middle school boy used a semi-automatic handgun to wound two students and kill a math teacher before turning the weapon on himself.

The shooting occurred about 15 minutes before the opening bell at Sparks Middle School on Monday. The student's name wasn't released, and his motive for the shooting wasn't known.

Teacher Michael Landsberry was being hailed as a hero for trying to protect children from their gun-wielding classmate outside the school. Twenty to 30 horrified students witnessed the shooting as they returned to classes from a weeklong fall break.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

UPDATE:

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.

UPDATE:


MY NEWS 4, Nev. - Among the two dead in the Sparks Middle School shooting are a staff member and the shooter who was also a student. The shooter died from a self inflicted gun shot wound. We do not have an identity of the staff memeber or the shooter at this time. Two other boys remain in critical condition.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:


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 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police: Driver was going 2x the speed limit in deadly crash

    Police: Driver was going 2x the speed limit in deadly crash

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:12:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - What sounded like an accident has now led to charges against the woman who was behind the wheel. The driver of Tuesday night's deadly crash is being investigated for DUI and vehicular homicide. Detectives say around 9:30 p.m. a man was struck and killed by a driver as he tried to cross the street near 3rd and Liberty Park Place.   Court documents released Wednesday show that the driver, 50-year-old Tamila Lindsly, 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - What sounded like an accident has now led to charges against the woman who was behind the wheel. The driver of Tuesday night's deadly crash is being investigated for DUI and vehicular homicide. Detectives say around 9:30 p.m. a man was struck and killed by a driver as he tried to cross the street near 3rd and Liberty Park Place.   Court documents released Wednesday show that the driver, 50-year-old Tamila Lindsly, 

    >>
  • PHOTOS: All lanes of I-90 reopen after semi-truck loses load in downtown Spokane

    PHOTOS: All lanes of I-90 reopen after semi-truck loses load in downtown Spokane

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-04-25 22:25:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jim Martin Trucking LLC out of Hayden, Idaho confirmed with KHQ the driver of the semi-truck involved in Wednesday's crash on I-90 in downtown Spokane is okay and is cooperating with Troopers. The driver, who was hauling crushed cars, says he was cut off by another car, which he says started the chain reaction that caused the crash. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jim Martin Trucking LLC out of Hayden, Idaho confirmed with KHQ the driver of the semi-truck involved in Wednesday's crash on I-90 in downtown Spokane is okay and is cooperating with Troopers. The driver, who was hauling crushed cars, says he was cut off by another car, which he says started the chain reaction that caused the crash. 

    >>
  • 12-year-old trapped underwater for nearly 9 minutes in resort pool

    12-year-old trapped underwater for nearly 9 minutes in resort pool

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-04-26 03:58:03 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News
    NBC NewsNBC News

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina say a 12-year-old-boy is alive after being trapped underwater for nine minutes. A video obtained by NBC News shows the boy and his friend swimming around the lazy river at a resort. They removed a metal grate on the floor. The boy was swimming down to explore the hole when his leg became stuck. His friend and several adults tried to get him out, but were unsuccessful. 

    >>

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina say a 12-year-old-boy is alive after being trapped underwater for nine minutes. A video obtained by NBC News shows the boy and his friend swimming around the lazy river at a resort. They removed a metal grate on the floor. The boy was swimming down to explore the hole when his leg became stuck. His friend and several adults tried to get him out, but were unsuccessful. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Genealogical websites helped ID California serial killing suspect

    Genealogical websites helped ID California serial killing suspect

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:12:47 GMT
    Sacramento County Sheriff's Office via APSacramento County Sheriff's Office via AP
    Sacramento County Sheriff's Office via APSacramento County Sheriff's Office via AP

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a decades-old serial killing and rape case in California (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Prosecutors say they used online genealogical sites to find a DNA match for a California serial killing suspect.  The Sacramento County district attorney's office said Thursday that authorities used DNA collected from a crime scene of the Golden State Killer and compared it to online genetic profiles. Joseph James DeAngelo,...

    >>

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a decades-old serial killing and rape case in California (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Prosecutors say they used online genealogical sites to find a DNA match for a California serial killing suspect.  The Sacramento County district attorney's office said Thursday that authorities used DNA collected from a crime scene of the Golden State Killer and compared it to online genetic profiles. Joseph James DeAngelo,...

    >>
  • Teacher charged for alleged sexual misconduct with student

    Teacher charged for alleged sexual misconduct with student

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:04:31 GMT

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A substitute teacher and assistant coach at Mount Vernon High School has been arrested and charged for alleged sexual misconduct with a student. The Skagit Valley Herald reports 26-year-old Todd J. Wright Jr. turned himself in to the Mount Vernon Police Department Wednesday. Court documents say Wright engaged in a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student he met while substitute teaching in a class. Assistant Superintendent Bill Nutt...

    >>

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A substitute teacher and assistant coach at Mount Vernon High School has been arrested and charged for alleged sexual misconduct with a student. The Skagit Valley Herald reports 26-year-old Todd J. Wright Jr. turned himself in to the Mount Vernon Police Department Wednesday. Court documents say Wright engaged in a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student he met while substitute teaching in a class. Assistant Superintendent Bill Nutt...

    >>
  • Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

    Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:55:33 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership fee by 20 percent next month.  The company said Thursday that Prime members in the U.S. will now pay $119 a year, up from $99, starting May 11 for new members. The new price will apply to renewals starting on June 16.  The online retailer recently disclosed for the first time that it has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserve...

    >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership fee by 20 percent next month.  The company said Thursday that Prime members in the U.S. will now pay $119 a year, up from $99, starting May 11 for new members. The new price will apply to renewals starting on June 16.  The online retailer recently disclosed for the first time that it has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserve...

    >>