SPARKS, Nev. — Authorities say the student who opened fire on a Nevada middle school campus, wounding two students and killing a teacher, got the weapon from his home.
Washoe County School District Police said Tuesday that they are still working to trace where the gun was bought. Police said a Sparks Middle School student was the lone shooter and turned the weapon on himself.
Authorities say they're not naming the student out of respect for his family. Police say 45-year-old math teacher and former Marine Michael Landsberry tried to stop the rampage before he was fatally shot. The teacher, who authorities said coached several sports, was being hailed for trying to protect students from a shooting that was witnessed by 20 or 30 children.