Shooting At A Nevada Middle School Leaves Teacher Dead, Two Students Wounded

Developing story: Police have confirmed that a teacher and the gunman were shot and killed. According to reports, the teacher was in the military.

1. Updated — 4:40 p.m. ET

2. The Sparks Police Department confirmed Monday that two people have died, including the gunman, and that two students have been hospitalized after a shooting at Sparks Middle School this morning.

5. Many of the details are still unclear, but the first 911 call was made at 7:16 a.m. local time. Gunfire was reported inside a classroom right before classes for the day started.

6. The two boys are being treated at Renown Regional Medical Center.

Looking north on Sullivan Lane. Whole area closed to traffic. Sparks Middle School Shooting.

— rockwithjerry (@RockWithJerry)

7. Students began posting on Twitter about eighth-grade math teacher Michael Landsberry being wounded. It’s still unclear, however, if Landsberry was shot and, if he was, what condition he is in.

Im really upset right now, but I don't wanna believe anything, Mr.Landsberry will be okay

— _marlenedee (@m a r l e n e .)

8. The school was put into lockdown and students were then evacuated after police “neutralized” the shooter. It is unclear what condition the shooter is in.

Looking south on Sullivan from my driveway. Parents coming into my driveway on foot trying to get to the school..

— rockwithjerry (@RockWithJerry)

10. Neighboring elementary school Agnes Risley canceled classes for the day as well.

Parents waiting at Agnes Risley

— Siobhanmcandrew (@Siobhan McAndrew)

11. Parents of Sparks Middle School students are able to pick up their children at at Sparks High School.

Media waiting for update at Agnes Risley on Sparks middle school shooting

— Siobhanmcandrew (@Siobhan McAndrew)

12. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval released a statement, saying he was deeply saddened to learn of the shooting.

I was deeply saddened to learn of the horrific shooting at Sparks Middle School this morning. My administration is receiving regular updates

— GovSandoval (@Governor Sandoval)

13. Additional details about the gunman, including a possible motive, are still unknown. Siobhan McAndrew, a reporter for the Reno Gazette-Journal, said students heard the shooter yelling before he started firing:

Student says shooter said you ruined my life now I'm going to ruin yours

— Siobhanmcandrew (@Siobhan McAndrew)

Student Michelle Hernandez said she heard shooter at Sparks middle school say "why are u making fun of me? Why are you laughing at me?"

— Siobhanmcandrew (@Siobhan McAndrew)

15. Police confirmed that a teacher was one of the ones shot and killed this morning, though they have yet to name the victim. Students on Twitter already have begun mourning on Twitter, believe it was Landsberry.

Mr. Landsberry was such an amazing teacher, one of my favorites when I was a student. May he rest in peace ❤️

— joccyy_m (@Jocelyn Perez)

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