Two dead in US school shooting

Two people have died, including a staff member, in a shooting at Sparks Middle School in the US state of Nevada that also left two boys wounded. The other person who died is believed to be the shooter.

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Police: Motive for school shooting remains unknown

Police have said it is too early to know if a student gunman was targeting anyone when he opened fire at a school in Nevada, wounding two boys and killing a teacher.

Authorities said they believed the teacher had tried to shield pupils before being killed. Two were wounded in the shooting. Credit: RTV

The shootings occurred at 7:16am local time, around 15 minutes before classes were scheduled to begin at Sparks Middle School, with the school already busy with pupils.

Children were evacuated to nearby schools in the aftermath of the shooting. Credit: RTV

Pupil Kyle Nucum, who witnessed the shooting, told a local newspaper that he heard “a pop, like a loud pop, and everybody was screaming. The teacher fell and everybody ran away."

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