One student was injured and it appears the shooter is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound:
8:41 a.m. update
Sparks City Manager Shawn Carey tells the RGJ that one student was transported to an area hospital and that the shooter is dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
8:36 a.m. update:
Sparks police will hold a press conference at around 9 a.m. on the shooting at Sparks Middle School.
The shooting started just as classes began this morning.
I knew a lot of the people who still work there.
This is just devastating to hear.
Update 9 a.m.: The shooter is dead and two male minors are in the hospital and are critically injured.
Update 9:20 a.m.: The latest news is that several people were shot and two are dead including the shooter.
9:50 a.m. update:
Kyle Nucum, 13, said he witnessed another student shoot his teacher at Sparks Middle School Monday morning.
Nucum said his teacher saw the student with a gun and ran to the student to tell him to put the gun down. He was then shot.
The Reno Gazette-Journal is trying to independently verify the teacher’s identity.
Video of the student interviewed:
According to witnesses, the teacher in question was a popular math teacher. Looking at the staff directory on the web, there are five male math teachers at SMS, and three of those I had worked with several years ago.
Damn it to hell. Yes, I did work with him. He used to have a Facebook page, but it was apparently taken down.