Sparks Middle School Shooting: 12-Year-Old Student Shot At Nevada School

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A 12-year-old boy was shot at Sparks Middle School near Reno, Nevada. Sparks Middle School

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UPDATE: 2:08 p.m. EDT: A Sparks Middle School staff member and a student, who was most likely the shooter, have been identified as the two people killed in the shooting, according to the Associated Press.

UPDATE 1:25 p.m. EDT: A Sparks Middle School student said he saw the gunman shoot his teacher at the Nevada school. Kyle Nucum, 13, said his teacher was shot when they ran toward the student with the gun and tried to get the gunman to put the firearm down.

UPDATE 12:22 p.m. EDT: Police said that several people were shot at Sparks Middle School earlier this morning. Police are reporting two fatalaties, including the gunman. Two others are in critical condition at Renown Regional Hospital.

UPDATE 12:11 p.m. EDT: A spokeswoman at Renown Regional Hospital tells the Gazette-Journal that the hospital has two patients, both minors, and that both are in critical condition.

UPDATE 12:01 p.m. EDT: The gunman in the Sparks Middle School shooting was killed from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Sparks City Manager Shawn Carey told the Gazette-Journal. The 12-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital. His condition was not immediately available.

UPDATE 11:29 a.m. EDT: Both Sparks Middle School and Agnes Ridley Middle School are closed, the Gazette-Journal reports. Parents with children at Agnes Ridley were urged to pick them up at Sparks High School.

UPDATE 11:21 a.m. EDT: Parents are now being told to pick up their children at Sparks High School, not Agnes Risley, according to the Gazette-Journal and KOLO.

A 12-year-old boy was shot Monday morning at a Nevada middle school, prompting Sparks Middle School to be placed on lockdown.

Police told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the shooter was “neutralized,” although it’s unclear exactly what that means. Sparks Middle School students were evacuated to Agnes Risley Elementary School following the shooting.

Parents were told to pick up their children at the elementary school, the Gazette-Journal reported. Traffic was blocked to other vehicles, according to the paper.

A command post was set up in front of Sparks Middle School, although police have given no further details on the shooting.

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