A school shooting incident occurred on October 21, 2013. at Sparks Middle School, in Sparks, Nevada. A gunman killed a teacher and then himself. Two students were injured from gunshot wounds. The shooter is believed to be a Sparks Middle School student.
At about 7:05 am, a student was talking to a group of students in back of the school campus and appeared angry. According to a witness, the student said “Why you people making fun of me, why you laughing at me?” The student then pulled out his semi-automatic handgun and fired at the students. One student was shot in the stomach, and one was shot in the shoulder. Michael Landsberry, a math teacher, saw the shooter and then tried to intervene with him. The student shot Landsberry, killing him. Students then ran away from the school campus. The gunman committed suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The first 911 calls were made at 7:15 am.
At least twenty students witnessed the shootings. At least 150 law enforcement officers responded to the shooting, some from as far as 60 miles away from Sparks.