BULLETIN: Shooting Reported At Sparks Middle School In Nevada

Source: Washoe County School District website.

Source: Washoe County School District website.

BULLETIN: The Washoe County School District in Nevada has issued a “Code Red at Sparks Middle School” and the Sparks Police Department is reporting a “shooting” incident at the school.

“STAY AWAY FROM SPARKS MIDDLE SCHOOL 2275 18TH ST,” the police department warned on its website this morning.  “WE BELIEVE THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN NEUTRALIZED.  ALL PARENTS GO TO AGNES RISLEY TO RETRIEVE YOUR CHILDREN.”

ABC News, via the AP, is reporting a local hospital says two boys are “in critical condition.”

Early details are sketchy. Sparks is situated near Reno, Nev.

Nevada today is contending with another shooting with multiple victims.

The AP is reporting that a shooting early this morning at an after-hours club in Las Vegas left one patron dead and two employees wounded.

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4 Responses to “BULLETIN: Shooting Reported At Sparks Middle School In Nevada”

  1. Quick note: The danger at the scene reportedly has ended.

    In the early stages, local media are reporting that two people are dead.

    Early reports are horrifying:

    http://www.rgj.com/viewart/20131021/NEWS01/131021004/Update-Shooting-morning-Sparks-Middle-School

    http://www.ktvn.com/story/23745125/shooting-at-sparks-middle-school

    Patrick

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  2. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has issued a statement:

    http://gov.nv.gov/News-and-Media/Press/2013/Sandoval-Statement-on-Shooting-at-Sparks-Middle-School/

    From the governor:

    “I was deeply saddened to learn of the horrific shooting at Sparks Middle School this morning. My administration is receiving regular updates and the Nevada Highway Patrol is assisting at the scene. Kathleen and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and those affected by these tragic events.”

    Patrick

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  3. Early news release from Washoe County School District:

    http://www.washoe.k12.nv.us/community/press-releases/2013-10-21/latest-information-on-shooting-at-sparks-middle-school-

    SNIPPET:

    ____________________________________________________________

    7:16 am, Emergency calls were received from students and staff at Sparks Middle School about an active shooter on campus.
    – Local law enforcement, fire services, and EMS immediately responded and determined a shooting took place on school property.
    – Two pronounced dead at the scene, and two were transported to Renown Medical Center.
    – The suspect is neutralized.
    – Law enforcement assures that the school and community are secured at this time
    ____________________________________________________________

    Patrick

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  4. The events in Sparks are almost too much to contemplate. A math teacher at the school reportedly was shot and killed by a “student opening fire with a handgun he took from his parents”:

    Source:

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/21/justice/nevada-middle-school-shooting/

    The teacher was a former Marine who also served in the National Guard, according to various media outlets. And, as CNN reports at the link above, the teacher served “several tours in Afghanistan.”

    The teacher has been identified as Mike Landsberry.

    Rest in peace, Sir.

    In the United States (at least), it is said there are no “former Marines,” which is to say, once a Marine, always a Marine. America appears to have lost a dedicated teacher and military man at the hands of an armed middle-schooler — at the school itself.

    Also see Reuters report:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/21/us-usa-shooting-nevada-idUSBRE99K0KZ20131021

    Patrick

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