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Teacher Killed In School Shooting Stepped In To Save Another Student

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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