2 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Nevada middle school

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A teacher a middle school in Nevada was shot and killed while trying to protect children after a student arrived on campus Monday and started opening fire turning the weapon on himself, police say.

One male student injured in the shooting at Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nev., has gone through surgery, while the other is doing well, Washoe County School District Chief of Police Mike Mieras said during a news conference.

Family members identified the staff member who was killed as math teacher Michael Landsberry, a 45-year-old military veteran who leaves behind a wife and two stepdaughters.

The gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after turning the semi-automatic handgun on himself, authorities said.

A Sparks police dispatcher said reports of the shooting — which happened on the school’s campus, but outside the school building itself — started coming in at 7:16 a.m. local time.

Police said between 150 and 200 officers responded to the shooting.

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