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Sparks students say school shooter may have been bullied

Sparks students say school shooter may have been bullied

SPARKS, Nev. – He was dressed like any other student at Sparks Middle School: standard khaki pants and a Sparks sweatshirt. He was tall for a middle schooler, with dark, spiked hair, and in his hand early Monday was a Ruger 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun. The boy pointed the gun at about 30 terrified students huddled in a corner near an outdoor school basketball court. He locked eyes with eighth-grader Omar Lopez, who was nearby. "You guys ruined my life, so I’m going to ruin yours," the boy told the group, according to Omar. PHOTOS: Sparks Middle School shooting The gunman fired – not at the students but at a window, shattering the glass with two...

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