school violence

One Student Injured In Hug High School Shooting

Dec 7, 2016
Noah Glick

  11:35 am update:

Washoe County Superintendent Traci Davis made an official statement, saying she supports the efforts of police officers.

“Had it not been for their quick actions and professionalism, I truly believe the outcome could have been much worse for our students,” she said.

Washoe County School District Police Chief Jason Trevino also made a statement this morning, saying that earlier videos that surfaced on social media do not provide proper context.

In reviewing what happened before and during the Sparks Middle School shooting in 2013, emergency management and education officials have learned a lot. That's what Democratic Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson said during her testimony this week for a bill to update safety procedures in Nevada schools based on lessons learned at Sparks. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

Washoe County Schools

One year ago, 12-year-old Jose Reyes opened fire at Sparks Middle School, killing teacher Michael Landsberry and himself, along with injuring two students. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports students and teachers are gathering Tuesday afternoon in the school's gymnasium to embrace, remember, and heal.

Instead of holding a formal, public event to mark this tragedy, administrators are opting for a quiet, unstructured get-together after classes let out. Overwhelmingly, students and staff have voiced their desire for a typical school day.