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Teacher killed, two wounded in Nevada middle school shooting

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 01:35

Oct 21 - A teacher was shot dead, and two students were wounded when a student opened fire at Sparks Middle School in Nevada. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Local officials say a teacher was shot dead and two students were wounded when a student opened fire at a middle school in Sparks, Nevada. Police confirm the shooter was killed too. SOUNDBITE: WASHOE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE CHIEF MIKE MIERAS, SAYING: "Two of the injured students have - one has gone through surgery and is out at this time. The other individual is doing well. The one deceased is a staff member of the school, Sparks Middle School. The other deceased individual at this point in time appears to be a student-slash-suspect in this case." The shooting happened just after 7:00 AM Monday morning inside the school. Police rushed to the scene and placed the school on lockdown. SOUNDBITE: WASHOE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE CHIEF MIKE MIERAS, SAYING: "A SWAT team went in and cleared the entire school. We even had DOT bomb dogs come through, just as precautionary to check the outside. And all that has shown, at this time, there is nobody else involved." Police would not release information on the shooter's motive or the type of gun he used. Authorities say the teachers did a good job in the face of tragedy. SOUNDBITE: RENO DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF TOM ROBINSON, SAYING: "They kept the kids altogether, they walked them all out together in an orderly fashion. And they walked them - a big mass of them - over to Agnes Risley School - so we could turn our attention to dealing with the school and the threat and getting - going room by room and making sure there was no outstanding shooters." Parents had to go through a verification process before they were reunited with their children. Counselors were on hand to help deal with the crisis.

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Teacher killed, two wounded in Nevada middle school shooting

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 01:35