There was a shooting at a Middle school in Nevada today, if you hadn’t heard. Two people died in the gunfire – a teacher and the shooter, according to Business Insider. the teacher was Michael Landsberry a former Marine (in the mid-80s) and a current member of the Nevada National Guard;
A witness told the Gazette-Journal that a teacher told the shooter to put the gun down before he was shot.
The student said: “We were at school, we were by the basketball court and we heard a pop, like a loud pop, and everybody was screaming. And then the teacher came to investigate. I thought it was a firecracker at first, but 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. … While we were running, we heard about four or five more shots.”
Apparently, one of those shots was the shooter (a boy wearing a Sparks Middle School uniform) offing himself. From the Associated Press;
“In my estimation, he is a hero. … We do know he was trying to intervene,” Reno Deputy Police Chief Tom Robinson said of the teacher who was killed, who initially was identified only as a staff member.
Family members identified him as math teacher Michael Landsberry, a 45-year-old military veteran who leaves behind a wife and two stepdaughters.
Two other students were injured, but many more were uninjured, thanks to Michael Landsberry.