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Nevada School Shooting: 'Pupil Kills Teacher'
A teacher has been killed and two boys injured after a pupil opened fire at a school in Nevada.
The student who opened fire at Sparks Middle School was also dead after the early morning attack, according to police.
Chanda Landsberry said her 45-year-old brother-in-law, maths teacher Michael Landsberry, was killed in the shooting.
She said Mr Landsbury, a military veteran, attempted to step in when the shooting began. He leaves behind a wife and two step-daughters.
"The one deceased is a staff member of the school," Washoe County School District police chief Mike Mieras said.
"The other deceased individual at this point in time appears to be a student-slash-suspect in this case."
The shooting took place on a basketball court outside the school building, according to reports.
A witness described seeing a fellow student, wearing school uniform, shoot a teacher in the chest.
"We were by the basketball court, and we heard a loud pop, and everybody was screaming," 13-year-old Kyle Nucum told the Reno Gazette Journal.
"I thought it was a firecracker at first.
"The student was pointing a gun at the teacher, after the teacher told him to put it down ... and then the student fired a shot at the teacher and the teacher fell and everybody ran away.
"We ran across the field to get somewhere safe, and while we were running we heard about four or five more shots."
The suspected shooter was said to be aged about 14 or 15.
Authorities said no shots were fired by police at the school.
The middle school, and Agnes Risley Elementary School nearby, were both evacuated after reports of the shooting. Both remain closed.
"We came flying down here to get our kids," Mike Fiorica, whose nephew attends the school, told reporters at the evacuation centre.
"It's really chaotic. You can imagine how parents are feeling. You don't know if your kid's OK."
Spokeswoman Angela Rambo, of Renown Regional Medical Center, said two boys were in critical condition.
Sparks is on the outskirts of the city of Reno.
Governor Brian Sandoval said in a statement: "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."