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Teacher Killed in Sparks Middle School Shooting Honored

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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- A Nevada math teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a school-yard shooting that also wounded two classmates was remembered for his character, selfless acts and military service at a memorial service Sunday.
 
Speakers hailed Michael Landsberry for trying to talk the shooter into turning over the semi-automatic handgun before the youth shot him in the chest as students arrived for class Oct. 21 at Sparks Middle School.
 
Gov. Brian Sandoval says the 45-year-old former Marine was a devoted husband, father and teacher who made "the ultimate sacrifice so his students might live."
 
Brig. Gen. William Burks of the Nevada National Guard says the core values of honor, courage, commitment and integrity that Landsberry learned as a Marine and Nevada Air National Guardsman were "on display in the school yard" when he walked calmly to the shooter and gave other students a chance to flee.
 
Landsberry received full military honors, including a 21-gun salute, during the two-hour celebration of life at Sparks Christian Fellowship.

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