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Two People Dead in Nevada Middle School Shooting

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UPDATE: Police say it was a student who opened fire at a Nevada middle school Monday morning, 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 Monday 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 is doing well.

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UPDATE: 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.

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SPARKS, NV - Police are investigating a shooting at Sparks Middle School in northern Nevada that has killed two people and injured at least two boys.

A Sparks police dispatcher says the call came in at 7:16 a.m. Monday.

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

Washoe County School District spokesman Charles Rahn says the middle school and the adjacent 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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