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Searching for answers in Nevada school shooting

Investigators say a boy who opened fire outside a middle school in Sparks, Nevada took a gun from his own home. Leanne Gregg reports.
Investigators say a boy who opened fire outside a middle school in Sparks, Nevada took a gun from his own home.  Leanne Gregg reports.

Investigators are still trying to determine why a middle school student in Nevada took a gun to school and opened fire.

The boy shot and killed a teacher, wounded two students, and then turned the gun on himself Tuesday.

Today is a somber day at sparks middle school outside Reno.

"Everybody wants to know why, that's the big question the answer is we don't know right now," Sparks Deputy Police Chief Tom Miller.

They say a student opened fire with a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun as students arrived for class.

911 recordings reveal chilling moments.

"Can you please send police. There's a kid with a gun."

Mike Landsberry, a math teacher, heard the gunfire and stepped in.

"He was calm and he was holding out his hand like put the gun in my hand, to just stop," said student Jose Cazares.

"And then the student fired a shot at the teacher, and then the teacher fell and everybody ran away," student Kyle Nucum said.

Landsberry, a 45-year-old retired marine who served two tours in Afghanistan, died at the scene.

"By stepping toward the shooter allowed time for other students on the playground area to flee the area, " said Washoe County Police Chief of Schools Mike Mieras.

"He sacrificed his life to take our kids into safety and i thank him for that. He's a true hero, "said parent Marisela Cazares.

Two students were also shot before the gunman took his own life.

One was hit in the shoulder.

The other was hit in the abdomen.

Both are both expected to survive.

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