Monday, October 21, 2013

New School Shooting - This Time in Nevada, Two Dead

From CNN:

A student opening fire with a handgun he took from his parents. Screaming students running for cover. A teacher, trying to help, shot dead. Two students wounded.

As authorities investigated, details were still trickling out hours after a deadly shooting Monday at a Nevada middle school.

An official used one word to describe the scene at Sparks Middle School: chaos.

The shooter used a handgun taken from his parents, according to a federal law enforcement source who was briefed on the situation. The shooter then used the handgun to shoot and kill himself, the source told CNN's Evan Perez.

The victim who was killed was math teacher, Michael Landsberry, who had served in the military, including in Afghanistan.

And once again, a teacher, Mr. Landsberry, put himself between students and a gunman.  He saved lives.

Please, remember that tomorrow when your children go off to school.   The staff in your child's building will put themselves between your child and a bullet.

From the FBI, an active shooter guide card.  I see a couple of suggestions that I have given my sons on the list.  Overall, pretty chilling.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"And once again, a teacher, Mr. Landsberry, put himself between students and a gunman. He saved lives.

Please, remember that tomorrow when your children go off to school. The staff in your child's building will put themselves between your child and a bullet."


I can only hope the last thing he heard from a parent or student is a positive message.

-Lemons