How is the family of the Sparks Middle School Shooter coping with their loss and guilt?

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Updated: 11/06/2013 9:08 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & - On Monday October 21st a 12 year-old brought a gun to Sparks Middle School, he shot three and then himself. There are still many unanswered questions about the incident in an interview with the parents we tried to answer some of them. How is the family of the Sparks Middle School Shooter coping with their loss and guilt?

The parents of the student who opened fire at Sparks Middle School two weeks ago say their son was a sweet boy who enjoyed music, did well in school and did not have any enemies that they knew of.

Jose Reyes Senior told News 4, “He never mentioned that he had a problem with any student or teacher.”

Jose and Liliana Reyes met with News 4 to show the many awards and certificates their son earned while attending Agnes Risley Elementary School and then this year at Sparks Middle School.

Jose and Liliana say their son was the target of some teasing at school because of a speech impediment. His father says his son was hurt and embarrassed because some of other kids called him gay, but they say they never had any idea that Jose had so much anger brewing inside.

Ever since the shootings last month that claimed the life of a teacher, Michael Landsberry and wounded two other students before their son took his own life, they have asked themselves – why. There are no clear answers.

“Those are the questions we ask every day,” said Jose. “What happened? Or if we should have saw something. But he never showed us any sign.”

Jose and Liliana say they are trying to cope, taking one day at a time. They have two daughters, ages seven and eight who also miss their brother. One even wrote a note to him after the shootings saying, "Dear Jose, I still wish you were here with me."

Jose senior added “Sometimes [or daughters] just cry and say things that will break us. We don't want nothing for Christmas. We just want him to be here with us. So those are the things that as a father those things break you.”
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cutieowl - 11/10/2013 12:55 PM
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You can raise your children not bully. But that does not mean they always follow what you teach them. Peer pressure seems to play a big part. My heart and prays go out to everyone involved. We just hope pray that our children follow our directions and actions, instead peer pressure. God Bless us all and try not judge to much. Because it could of been us in those shoes. Thank the Lord for Hero's.

tonysam - 11/7/2013 7:48 AM
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You two are morons. You are mentally sick to wish PTSD on all of the survivors of the parents' irresponsibility. You are sick, sick, sick.

tonysam - 11/7/2013 7:45 AM
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Did you even read the article, you two fools? The parents said they weren't aware of any problems in school with their son. You are so invested in the "bullying" explanation despite all of the known facts to the contrary. The fact is we will NEVER know why Jose Reyes acted out the way he did except for the fact there was easy access to a gun.

Maryana - 11/6/2013 8:01 PM
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I agree with you retired51 for a reason those kids lived and they will carry that guilt with them the rest of there life for bullying this poor little kid

retired51 - 11/6/2013 9:16 AM
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To all the kids that teased and bullied this kid I hope you learn a valuable life lesson from this!! And to their parents you better wake up and teach your kids to treat others with respect and kindness!!

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