UPDATE 3:30 p.m. – A staff member was killed and two students were injured after a student opened fire at a Nevada middle school on Monday, police said.
The “student/suspect” in the case is also dead, Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras said.
Authorities said it was too soon to say whether the suspected shooter was killed by a self-inflicted wound or a law enforcement shot.
The motive in Monday’s shooting was unclear.
A 13-year-old student told the Reno Gazette-Journal that he saw a student fire a shot at a teacher.
“The student was pointing a gun at the teacher after the teacher told him to put it down, and the student fired a shot at the teacher, and the teacher fell, and everybody ran away,” the student said.
One of the injured students underwent surgery, Mieras said, and the other is “doing well.”
RENO, Nev. – Two people have been killed in a shooting at Nevada middle school Monday, including the accused shooter, CNN affiliate KOLO reported, citing officials.
Two children are in critical condition at Renown Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The incident occurred at Sparks Middle School outside Reno, Nevada, Commander Rocky Triplett of the Sparks Police Department said.
Authorities said they believe “the suspect has been neutralized,” police stated on their website.
Authorities said students were being taken to a nearby school to meet their parents.
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