A shooting took place at the Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nev., on Monday. The Associated Press reported that two were killed, including a teacher and a student, and two were hospitalized.
Police officials told the Reno Gazette Journal reported that the suspect, who a middle school student, killed himself. Another person was shot and killed, while two others are in critical condition and were hospitalized.
Officials told The Associated Press that a dispatcher received a call at 7:16 a.m. and responded immediately.
In a press conference at 11 a.m., police said that the teacher was killed while trying to protect students.
The school was placed on lockdown and students were moved to another school.
The victims were reportedly transported to the hospital immediately after the incident.
Kyle Nucum, a 13-year-old student, said that he saw another student shoot his teacher.
He told the Reno Gazette-Journal that he saw his teacher run over to the student after the teacher saw the him with a gun. The teacher was then shot.
Washoe County School District spokesman Charles Rahn told AP that the middle school and the adjacent Agnes Risley Elementary School have been evacuated to Sparks High School. Rahn said the middle and elementary schools are now closed on Monday.
Sparks is a city located near Reno.
“I was deeply saddened to learn of the horrific shooting at Sparks Middle School this morning. My administration is receiving regular updates and the Nevada Highway Patrol is assisting at the scene. Kathleen and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and those affected by these tragic events,” said Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval in a statement.