Shooting in Nevada
The 12-year-old seventh grader who opened fire at a middle school, wounding two classmates and killing a teacher before killing himself, got the gun from his home, the authorities said Tuesday. The Washoe County School District police said they were still working to determine exactly how the boy obtained the 9 millimeter semiautomatic Ruger handgun used Monday morning at Sparks Middle School. The boy’s parents are cooperating with the authorities and could face charges, the police said. The authorities say they are withholding the student’s name out of respect for his family. At a news briefing Tuesday, officials again lauded the actions of the teacher, Michael Landsberry, 45. The boy opened fire outside a school building, hitting a 12-year-old student in the shoulder. He then headed toward a basketball court, where he encountered Mr. Landsberry, who tried to stop him. After killing the teacher, the boy fired at a second student, hitting him in the abdomen. He then shot himself in the head.