Nevada School Shooting: Suspect “Neutralized”By: Amanda Crum - October 21, 2013
A middle school in northern Nevada is closed today after reports of a shooting came flooding in; police say a suspect has been “neutralized”, but have not released any details yet concerning who was shot or how many injuries there are.
Parents have been urged to stay away from Sparks Middle School as it is an active crime scene; students have been evacuated from the middle school and adjascent Agnes Risley Elementary to Sparks High School, where they can be picked up.
School shootings have become more and more common since the Columbine tragedy, and although many schools have put safety measures in place–such as metal detectors and on-site security–the violence hasn’t seen an end. Last December, 26 people were killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut and opened fire. Since then, the parents and families of the victims have called for stricter gun laws, particularly on assault weapons, but it is still a hot issue for most states.
The Sparks shooting is still being updated; we will release new information as soon as it is available.