Two dead in US school shooting

According to police, one person killed Monday morning at Sparks Middle School was a teacher and the other is what authorities described as a student/suspect, Xinhua reported.

Parents escort a child from Agnes Risley Elementary school in Sparks, Nevada. Pic: AFP

Two Sparks Middle School students have identified a popular math teacher as one of the victims of the shooting, Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras told a press conference.

The shooting occurred at around 7.15 a.m. local time (GMT 1475) when classes were starting at Sparks Middle School, outside of Reno, Nevada, Sparks police said.

The shooter was believed to have been "neutralised", according to Sparks police spokesperson.

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