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Police: Student Likely Killed Staffer At School

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Police in Nevada say the two people killed in a school shooting were a staff member and a student who was likely the attacker.

The scene of a school shooting at Sparks Middle School on Monday morning, Oct. 21, 2013 | Steve Timko/Reno Gazette Journal

Associated Press Release
By SCOTT SONNER

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Police in Nevada say the two people killed in a school shooting were a staff member and a student who was likely the attacker.

Two other students were critically injured in the violence that erupted before classes began Monday. Authorities said the staff member was trying to intervene.

Students from the middle school and next door elementary school were evacuated to the nearby high school, and classes were canceled.


Associated Press Release

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- Police say two people are dead and two more are injured in a shooting at Sparks Middle School in northern Nevada Monday morning.

Washoe County School District Police didn't immediately offer details of the identities of the dead. They said the school is "all clear" and the suspect is "down," but offered no further details.

Spokeswoman Angela Rambo of Renown Regional Medical Center says two boys are in critical condition.

Washoe County School District spokesman Charles Rahn says the middle school and next door Agnes Risley Elementary School have been evacuated to Sparks High School. Rahn said the middle and elementary schools will be closed Monday.

Sparks is a city just east of Reno.


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