A heroic Nevada teacher is dead after attempting to disarm a gun-wielding middle schooler who opened fire on his classmates at Sparks Middle School Monday morning.
Police in the community of Sparks confirmed that the student shooter was armed with a semi-automatic handgun when he wounded two fellow students, gunned down a teacher and turned the gun on himself.
The Washoe County School Superintendent said the community is saddened by the loss of math teacher Michael Landsberry, a former Marine and a member of the Nevada Army National Guard,
"my condolences to our fallen hero. One of our amazing teachers, my condolences to his wife and children..."
Both of the wounded students are 12-years-old. One was shot in the abdomen and the other in the shoulder. Both are in stable condition in a local hospital.
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