Sparks Middle School Shooting

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Sparks Middle School shooting
Location Sparks Middle School
Coordinates 39°33′6″N 119°46′6″W / 39.55167°N 119.76833°W / 39.55167; -119.76833Coordinates: 39°33′6″N 119°46′6″W / 39.55167°N 119.76833°W / 39.55167; -119.76833
Date October 21, 2013 (2013-10-21)-
October 21, 2013 (2013-10-21)
Attack type
School shooting
Weapons Ruger SR9C semi-automatic handgun[1]
Deaths 2
Non-fatal injuries
2
Assailant Jose Reyes
Defender 1

A shooting occurred at Sparks Middle School on October 21, 2013. Two people, including the perpetrator, were killed, and two others were injured. Sparks Middle School is part of the Washoe County School District.[2]

The shooting[edit]

12-year-old seventh-grade student Jose Reyes opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun at the basketball courts of Sparks Middle School, injuring a 12-year-old student in the shoulder, KJ Kersey. A math teacher, Michael Landsberry, who was trying to intervene with the gunman was then shot and killed by Reyes, as he was standing on a playground. Reyes then shot and wounded a 12-year-old student, Mason Davis, who tried to come to Landsberry's assistance after he fell onto the ground. Davis suffered an injury to his abdomen. Reyes then committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. The shooting happened before classes, and the school was evacuated and was closed for the week.[3][4][5][6][7]

Details of the shooting emerged in the report issued the following spring.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff reports (13 May 2014). "Police: Sparks Middle School shooter said he was teased". Reno Gazette-Journal. 
  2. ^ "Schools in Sparks, Nevada". www.city-data.com. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nevada school shooting: Teacher killed, two students wounded". CNN. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pictured: Hero teacher and former soldier shot dead for trying to talk down 'bullied' 13-year-old who opened fire on two classmates before killing himself with his parents' semi-automatic handgun". Daily Mail. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Day 1 updates from the Sparks Middle School shooting". RGJ.com. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Two Dead and Two Injured in Shooting at Sparks Middle School". Washoe County School District. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Nevada school shooting: Teacher killed, two students wounded". CNN. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ McAndrew, Siobhan (14 May 2014). "Chilling details, no motive in Nev. school shooting". USA Today. Reno Gazette Journal. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 

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