More Details on Monday's Deadly School Shooting

More Details on Monday's Deadly School Shooting

Two Died
RENO, NEVADA -- Nevada authorities are trying to figure out what led up to a deadly school shooting. Police say a student shot and killed a teacher and wounded two others Monday before taking his own life.

More than 150 police officers from several different agencies arrived moments after shots rang out at Sparks Middle School.

The male suspect was dead on-scene, along with Mike Landsberry, a math teacher who died trying to stop the shooter.

Police say he died a hero.

Police say the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and law enforcement did not fire their weapons.

Two other male students were taken to the hospital. One was shot in the shoulder. The other was shot in the stomach and underwent surgery. 

Students were evacuated to Sparks High School -- where their parents picked them up.

Mayor Geno Martini says training may have kept a tragic situation from being even worse.     

"Difficult, difficult situation. You know, you never expect something like this to happen but in the back of your mind, I think you always think sooner or later, something like this may happen, and hopefully, you're prepared. And I think were were very, very prepared," he said.

Police say staff and students did as well as you could expect, under the circumstances -- with kids leaving the school in an organized group. Some were even able to help police officers.

A law enforcement officer says the shooter used a handgun he took from his parents. But the motive for the attack is unknown.

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