SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police say a student at Sparks Middle School opened fire on campus, killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children.
The suspected gunman was also dead, and authorities say no shots were fired by law enforcement.
Two other students were critically injured in the violence that erupted around 7:15 a.m., shortly before classes began Monday. One is out of surgery and the other is doing well, according to police.
Police said between 150 and 200 officers responded to the shooting.
Students from the middle school and next door elementary school were evacuated to the nearby high school, and classes were canceled.
At the evacuation center, parents walked with their arms around their children, some of whom were in tears.
Police say the shooting happened on the school's campus, but outside the school building itself.
The school enrolls about 700 students in 7th and 8th grades.
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