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2 Dead After Shooting At Sparks Middle School In Nevada

Mon, October 21, 2013 12:58pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 7 Comments
Sparks Middle School Shooting
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Police have confirmed that two were killed, including the shooter and two are left in critical condition, including a 12-year-old boy, after a shooting on Oct.21 at Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nevada.

It was a terrifying morning in Sparks, Nevada. On Oct. 21, Sparks Middle School, as well as surrounding schools were closed down after a shooting that left two dead and two males in critical condition at nearby hospital, Renown Regional Medical Center.

2 In Critical Condition After Sparks Middle School Shooting

During a press conference in Sparks, Nevada, police have confirmed that two individuals — one being a teacher, and the other being the suspect, who was reportedly a teenaged student — are dead and two have been admitted to Renown Regional Medical Center in critical condition, according to The Reno Gazette Journal.

The shooter died after a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Sparks City Manager, Shaun Carey, as well as one one other. Angela Rambo, spokeswoman for Renown Regional Hospital told added that two male minors arrived at the hospital in critical condition. One of the victims successfully underwent surgery, and the other is reportedly doing well in recovery.

Governor Brian Sandoval issued the following statement this morning:

I was deeply saddened to learn of the horrific shooting at Sparks Middle School this morning. My administration is receiving regular updates and the Nevada Highway Patrol is assisting at the scene. Kathleen and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and those affected by these tragic events.

WASHOE County School District Police Department originally told that the school was “put into a code red” and that students were transferred to a nearby high school in the beginning of the school day.

The RGJ reported that students were evacuated from Sparks Middle School, and brought to Agnes Risley Elementary School after a 12-year-old boy was shot and the school was placed on lockdown. They were later transferred to Sparks High School, where their parents could pick them up.

Reno deputy chief Tom Robinson, Reno’s deputy chief reported that about 150 to 200 personnel secured the school and the surrounding area. Additionally he said that he can tell parents to “rest assured,” and that the school and city is safe.

— Emily Longeretta

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