- Gunman opened fire at Sparks Middle School in Nevada Monday morning before classes started
- Two students are in critical condition at the hospital
- Two people killed, including gunman
Terror erupted at a Nevada middle school this morning after a young boy reportedly shot his teacher and two students before turning the gun on himself.
A young eyewitness says he watched one of his classmates pull out a gun at the school before classes started Monday morning. When a teacher saw the weapon, he ran over to stop the student.
That's when the boy opened fire, shooting the teacher.
Police in Sparks, Nevada, says the gunman shot several students at Sparks Middle School before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.
At least one other person is dead and two middle school boys are at Renown Regional Hospital in critical condition.
Panic: Parents waited anxiously at Sparks High Schools to pick up their children after a shooting at Sparks Middle School Monday morning
Sparks Middle School was immediately placed on lock-down. Once police were sure the threat was cleared, they evacuated the school
Emergency: Washoe Schools called a 'Code Red' and canceled classes at both middle schools in Sparks, Nevada
The shooting happened about 7.16am Monday as students were filing into Sparks Middle School, before classes had begun for the day.
The school was immediately placed on lock-down and students were evacuated hours later.
Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the gunman killed one person and shot at least two other students before committing suicide.
Police have detained several students and members of staff for questions, though they say the shooters has been 'neutralized.'
Police have released few details on the shooting. It is unknown who the gunman is or exactly how many people were shot.
Police surrounded the school and have detained several students and teachers for questioning
Sparks, Nevada, is just east of Reno in northwestern Nevada
Washoe County School District spokesman Charles Rahn says the middle school and the adjacent Agnes Risley Elementary School have been evacuated to Sparks High School. Rahn said the middle and elementary schools will be closed Monday.
Sparks is a city just east of Reno.
Governor Brian Sandoval issued a statement Monday morning saying he was 'deeply saddened' by the violence at the school.
'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,' he said.
Terror: At least one boy was wounded after a shooting at Sparks Middle School just before classes began on Monday morning