Teacher Killed In School Shooting Stepped In To Save Another Stu - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

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

Posted: Updated:

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)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.)


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

  • Man charged with attempted murder says he was baptizing family in bathtub

    Man charged with attempted murder says he was baptizing family in bathtub

    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-06-24 19:51:20 GMT
    West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility AuthorityWest Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority

    CHAPMANVILLE, W. Va. (AP) - Police in West Virginia say a man who said he was trying to baptize his wife and children in a bathtub has been charged with trying to drown them. News outlets report 36-year-old Leslie Kelly of Chapmanville was charged last week with attempted murder, domestic battery and child abuse creating the risk of serious injury.   

    More >>

    CHAPMANVILLE, W. Va. (AP) - Police in West Virginia say a man who said he was trying to baptize his wife and children in a bathtub has been charged with trying to drown them. News outlets report 36-year-old Leslie Kelly of Chapmanville was charged last week with attempted murder, domestic battery and child abuse creating the risk of serious injury.   

    More >>
  • New Mexico residents to testify on atomic bomb fallout

    New Mexico residents to testify on atomic bomb fallout

    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-06-24 19:34:31 GMT

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Residents of a New Mexico Hispanic village near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test are expected to share their stories with Congress. The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium is scheduled to travel to Washington, D.C., this week and testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about the effects of the Trinity Test on generations of Tularosa residents.

    More >>

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Residents of a New Mexico Hispanic village near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test are expected to share their stories with Congress. The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium is scheduled to travel to Washington, D.C., this week and testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about the effects of the Trinity Test on generations of Tularosa residents.

    More >>
  • Woman fends off attacker near TJ Meenach bridge

    Woman fends off attacker near TJ Meenach bridge

    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-06-24 19:06:08 GMT

    Spokane Police responded to a 911 call early Sunday morning after a woman near the TJ Meenach Bridge defended herself from a male attacker. Around 2:30 a.m., the woman reported that 28-year-old Atif Ado accosted her as she walked home. Despite her protests, Ado continued following her and ultimately held her at gunpoint while trying to drag her to a secluded location.

    More >>

    Spokane Police responded to a 911 call early Sunday morning after a woman near the TJ Meenach Bridge defended herself from a male attacker. Around 2:30 a.m., the woman reported that 28-year-old Atif Ado accosted her as she walked home. Despite her protests, Ado continued following her and ultimately held her at gunpoint while trying to drag her to a secluded location. 

    More >>