Sparks PD Investigating School Shooting as Homicide

By: staff Email
By: staff Email

For counseling resources, students and families may report to:

 

Monday, Oct. 21:

Alice Maxwell Elementary School

2300 N. Rock Blvd.

Sparks

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22:

Virginia Palmer Elementary School

5890 Klondike

Sun Valley

7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sparks High School

820 15th Street

Sparks

7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

For staff only:

Larry Johnson Community Center

1200 12th St.

Sparks

7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

UPDATE: Sparks PD is investigating this incident as a homicide, according to an official with the Washoe County School District.

An official with the Sparks Police Department said during a press conference the two students who were shot are in stable condition. The students shot were 12-year-old seventh graders, according to the official.

The official with the Sparks PD also confirmed a student was responsible for the shooting the individuals involved.

The WCSD official says classes at Sparks Middle School have been canceled for the remainder of the week; classes have also been canceled at Agnes Risley Elementary School for tomorrow, Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

Parents of students who attend these two schools can bring their children to the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows at 2680 E. Ninth Street beginning at 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, according to the official. The official adds parents should pick up their children by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

An official with the WCSD says dropping your child off at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is free. The official added children will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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UPDATE: Classes at Agnes Risley Elementary School are canceled for tomorrow, Tuesday, October 22, 2013, according to the the Washoe County School District.

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UPDATE: SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Family members have identified a math teacher as the staff member who was killed while trying to stop a shooter at a northern Nevada middle school.

Chanda Landsberry says her 45-year-old brother-in-law, Michael Landsberry, died in the Monday morning shooting at Sparks Middle School.

The suspected gunman is a student who has died. Two other boys were injured.

Students from the middle school and an elementary school next door were evacuated to a nearby high school, and classes were canceled.

Chanda Landsberry says she's not surprised at all that her brother-in-law stepped in to stop the rampage.

Michael Landsberry is a military veteran who leaves behind a wife and two stepdaughters.

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UPDATE: The WCSD Emergency Manager tells KOLO 8 News Now one boy is in fair condition after being shot in the lower abdomen, and the second boy is is serious condition after being shot in the upper torso.

The official says the bullet went in and out of the first victim's lower abdomen. The official says this boy is in fair condition.

The second victim was shot in the upper torso, resulting in the need for surgery, according to the WCSD Emergency Manager. The official says the boy is in serious condition.

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UPDATE: An official has just confirmed a staff member and the shooter are dead.

Two victims were transported to Renown Regional Medical Center as a result of this incident.

During the press conference, the official confirmed one victim is out of surgery.

An official with Renown Regional Medical Center confirmed one victim is in serious condition while the second is in fair condition. Renown will provide an update on patient condition later in the day.

It is currently not known which victim underwent surgery.

During the press conference, the official confirmed Sparks Middle School will be closed for the remainder of the week.

Agnes Risley will be closed for the rest of the day and will reopen tomorrow, according to the official.

The official says no shots were fired by law enforcement.

The next press conference will be at 4:00 p.m. We will continue to keep you updated as we receive more information.

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UPDATE: Two people are confirmed dead and two more injured after a shooting at Sparks Middle School Monday morning.

Renown confirms two boys are in critical condition. The shooting happened on the school campus.

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UPDATE: Parents to pick up students at SPARKS HIGH SCHOOL, not Agnes Risley, according to Washoe County School District.

SPARKS, Nev. - There has been a shooting at Sparks Middle School. Police believe the suspect has been neutralized.

Parents are asked to go to Agnes Risley Elementary School to pick up children.

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