Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

7th grade Nevada student shoots teacher and himself

A 7th grade Nevada boy walked into his middle school and shot his teacher, himself and wounded two other students. From an article:
When a disgruntled seventh-grader with a gun entered his classroom at Sparks Middle School on Monday, Landsberry rushed toward the student, attempting to shield his class and talk the gunman into dropping his weapon. Instead, the youth shot and killed Landsberry before wounding two more students and taking his own life. The news of Landsberry’s death has rocked the community of Sparks and neighboring Reno.
“In my estimation, he is a hero,” Tim Robinson, deputy chief of the Sparks police, said at an afternoon press conference. “We do know he was trying to intervene.”
CNN reports that both wounded students are in stable condition at a nearby hospital. Neither they nor the killer have been identified publicly due to their age. Authorities have, however, revealed that the 13-year-old killer used a handgun stolen from his parents' house in the shooting.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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