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The Teacher Killed Trying To Stop The Student Shooter At Sparks Middle School Was In The Military

According to reports, his name was Michael Landsberry, and many are now calling him a hero.

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Soon after the shooting at the school, students began posting online, worried about their beloved teacher.

I'll always remember all the stuff you did for me, I'll never forget you Mr.Landsberry

Yessenia

@AyoYesenia__

I'll always remember all the stuff you did for me, I'll never forget you Mr.Landsberry

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Those who knew him told local reporters that it was no surprise he was trying to help. According to a now-deleted Facebook page, Landsberry was in the Marines. A family member told the Reno Gazette-Journal he was in the Nevada Army National Guard.

Tom Robinson, deputy chief of the Reno Police Department, told reporters said that there was no doubt that the fallen teacher was a hero.

All the memories I had with mr.landsberry are coming back to mind

Yessenia

@AyoYesenia__

All the memories I had with mr.landsberry are coming back to mind

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Jasmyne ☾

@jacostaa_

RIP Mr. Landsberry.

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RIP Mr. Landsberry. You were one of us and we are lesser now. #teachers

elischico

@Elischico

RIP Mr. Landsberry. You were one of us and we are lesser now. #teachers

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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