Nevada school shooting leaves 2 dead, 2 injured
Dozens of police cars surround the grounds of this Nevada school as armed policemen storm into the premises.
Officials say a 12-year-old student, who has not been identified, opened fire using a semi-automatic handgun at Sparks Middle School just before classes were due to start on Monday.
The boy killed a teacher and injured two of his fellow students, before taking his own life.
The student shot the teacher, identified as 45-year-old Michael Landsberry, who was trying to stop him shooting other students.
"Five shots. Just pops. You could hear it from a distance. It sounded as if it came from the back of the school."
Of the two injured students, one was shot in the shoulder, the other in the abdomen.
Police say one student is out of surgery and the other is doing well.
"I will confirm that there are two deceased and two individuals injured. I want to emphasize that the students are safe."
The Governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval said he was deeply saddened by the horrific shooting and sent his condolences.
Students at the school were evacuated to a nearby high school and classes were canceled.
Investigations are ongoing, but it's not yet known what drove such a young child to commit such a terrible crime.
Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.