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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)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

  • How many nukes does North Korea really have?

    How many nukes does North Korea really have?

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:51 AM EDT2017-08-18 11:51:27 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal vary wildly.  Some conclude North Korea has or can make 30 to 60 nuclear weapons. Estimates by civilian experts cloud the picture. They guess North Korea has just a dozen to about 30 weapons. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder to develop a policy for deterrence and for the U.S. to defend itself and allies in the region.

    More >>

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal vary wildly.  Some conclude North Korea has or can make 30 to 60 nuclear weapons. Estimates by civilian experts cloud the picture. They guess North Korea has just a dozen to about 30 weapons. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder to develop a policy for deterrence and for the U.S. to defend itself and allies in the region.

    More >>
  • The latest on Oregon eclipse traffic

    The latest on Oregon eclipse traffic

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:35 AM EDT2017-08-18 11:35:59 GMT

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on traffic in Oregon in preparation for the total solar eclipse (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Authorities have reopened a central Oregon highway after motorists heading to a solar eclipse festival jammed the road, leading to a partial closing and rerouting of traffic.      Prineville police tweeted that U.S. Highway 26 near Prineville was back open to traffic just after 8 p.m.

    More >>

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on traffic in Oregon in preparation for the total solar eclipse (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Authorities have reopened a central Oregon highway after motorists heading to a solar eclipse festival jammed the road, leading to a partial closing and rerouting of traffic.      Prineville police tweeted that U.S. Highway 26 near Prineville was back open to traffic just after 8 p.m.

    More >>
  • Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

    Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:27 AM EDT2017-08-18 11:27:05 GMT

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park sits in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to Monday's solar eclipse, it's expected to outshine even Yellowstone for at least a day. Grand Teton is directly in the path of the total solar eclipse - where the sun is completely blocked by the moon.   

    More >>

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Grand Teton National Park sits in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to Monday's solar eclipse, it's expected to outshine even Yellowstone for at least a day. Grand Teton is directly in the path of the total solar eclipse - where the sun is completely blocked by the moon.   

    More >>