Update 12:40 EST: The police at the scene have said that they have moved from tactical mode into an investigative mode. A spokesperson said that the scene at the school was safe. The police did not reveal any information about the identity of the shooter or the identity of the victims. An earlier report from RGJ.com said that one of those killed in the incident was twelve years old, and both received for care at the hospital were males under the age of eighteen.
Update 12:36 EST: Sparks police have gave Sparks Middle School the all clear in the wake of the shooting. One of the two people reported dead in the shooting was the shooter, indicating that the perpetrator of the crime was under eighteen. No information about his identity has been released.
Reports broke at just after 7 am local time that a shooting had been carried out at a Middle School in Nevada. the shooting took place at a school in Sparks in Nevada. Local police said that several people were shot in the course of the shooting and that the shooter had been “neutralized.”
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Sparks police said that two people died in the course of the shooting. Reports also said that two more of the people shot during the incident were taken to hospital and were in a critical condition. The two patients in a critical condition are said to both be males and both be under the age of eighteen.
Nevada school shooting
The governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval issued a statement after he heard of the shooting. The politician said, “I was deeply saddened to learn of the horrific shooting at Sparks Middle School this morning. My administration is receiving regular updates and the Nevada Highway Patrol is assisting at the scene. Kathleen and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and those affected by these tragic events.”
The perpetrator of the shooting died by self inflicted gunshot according to the authorities. Students were evacuated from the school this morning, and were sent home with their parents.