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.