Middle school shooter brought Ruger 9mm from home to Sparks Middle School

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Updated: 10/22/2013 7:19 pm
SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- A press conference held this morning at Sparks Police Department revealed the  male shooter in the Sparks Middle School shooting yesterday brought the Ruger 9mm from home, according to Sparks Police.

The student's identity has still not been released, but he was a 7th grader at Sparks Middle School. His parents are said to be cooperating with Sparks Police.

Police say both victims in yesterday's shootings are in stable condition and recovering. The names of the two victims in the hospital are not being released.

Sparks Police say the shooter never made it inside the school, and that he shot one student outside by the north hallway. It was at that time Michael Landsberry, a math teacher at the school tried to stop the shooting and talk to the shooter. Landsberry was then shot and killed. The shooter shot the second student after that, then took his own life by shooting himself in the head.

Sparks Police have interviewed all witnesses and the crime scene has been processed.

Landsberry started teaching at Sparks Middle School in 2006. He was a very respected teacher and coached boys basketball, girls volleyball and the girls soccer team at Sparks High School.
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tonysam - 10/25/2013 10:27 AM
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You are an idiot, a complete and total idiot. There is no proof this kid was "bullied," and you don't MURDER innocent people because of your perceived problems. I shudder to think you ever raised kids because you have a tendency to shift blame on everybody but the parents, the people ultimately responsible. The parents MUST be charged to the fullest extent under the law. They were accessories to the crime because they were negligent. Rule one for parenthood: your duty is to keep your kids safe, and part of that is either not having firearms in the first place or keeping them LOCKED and AWAY from your children.

retired51 - 10/25/2013 10:05 AM
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@tonysam, why is it you refuse to accept that this kid was being bullied and harassed! You want to blame access to a gun and ignore the fact that if he hadn't been bullied and terrorized this may have never happened! Your thinking is part of the problem with the bullying that is going on in the schools because you seem to down play it!

tonysam - 10/25/2013 9:53 AM
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Daddyooo, thanks for a voice of sanity in the wilderness. If the parents and other adults in Jose Reyes' life had done their part, we would not be here talking this tragedy. In the end, the real issue here is parental responsibility and ACCESS TO GUNS. If the parents did not have the gun lying around, their son would not have done what he did. Perhaps he could have gotten help for his problems. BTW, we STILL don't know and may never know why he felt he had to get a gun to solve whatever problems he had. For all we know, he may have been abused at home.

Daddyooo - 10/24/2013 12:58 PM
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@maddyo says so umm you are one sick person... I would agree if we talked hitler or manson etc... but this kid? no. Maybe if someone gave a damn they would have seen this coming... it was no video and no bully that caused this. This kid was not a crazy kid but he was a troubled kid who needed help and no one cared to help. Not his own parents but his friends where not ok with telling their own parents... that says a lot right there about so called parents today. Pretty sad when the math teacher cared more than others. People always want a simple easy answer and there it is... I bet there is so much more than we will ever know. But every parent chiming in with some crap theory should ask themselves if their child has taken a gun to school or do they have the relationship with their child that they would talk to them about the troubled kid... Hell I can't even see parents tell their kid no when they cry for a candy bar.... Parents job is to raise your kid right and that means coming to you and not being scared too... I bet if they handed out a test asking kids would they tell if their friend has a gun they would say no. I bet the would rather tell some stranger on the net before their parents.

nobody - 10/24/2013 10:37 AM
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If it wasnt a gun then probley a kitchen knife do we have to lock them up too come on people That kid probley see more horrible stuff on the tv, movies, youtube and the news then the stuff in that movie Movies dont kill people! !!!

meanch - 10/24/2013 8:34 AM
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You all are sick people!!! Bullies yourself. Shame on you people!!!

maddyo says so - 10/24/2013 8:15 AM
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The murder suspect is named Jose Reyes people. SPD will not release the name but I will. There are a lot of juveniles hitting the news for all kinds of terrible crimes and those agencies have no problem releasing names. What's the big mysterious secret? That kid is dead and we as a community are better off.

educated16 - 10/23/2013 10:06 PM
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Ignorance is alive and thriving @momofthree, @renojim, thank you for contributing to the demise of our society.

renojim - 10/23/2013 7:59 PM
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@MomofThree, unless you are a Native American, everyone is illegal.

MomofThree - 10/23/2013 7:21 PM
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I'm putting my money on a Hispanic (already part of Police Record), illegal alien family with an illegally possessed firearm in the home. Possibly suppressed by the Gov't. since it's not good for their agenda of grabbing guns from law-abiding, U.S. Citizens. If the family is, in fact, illegal, that's not good for their open borders agenda.

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