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Bullying may have motivated Nevada school shooter

Bullying may have motivated Nevada school shooter

SPARKS, Nev. — He was dressed like any other student at Sparks Middle School: standard khaki pants and a Sparks sweat shirt. He was tall for a middle schooler, with dark, spiked hair, and he held a Ruger 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun in his hand. The 12-year-old boy pointed the weapon at about 30 terrified students huddled in a corner near an outdoor school basketball court early Monday. He locked eyes with eighth-grader Omar Lopez, who was nearby. "You guys ruined my life, so I'm going to ruin yours," he told the group, Omar said. The boy fired — not at the students but at a window, shattering the glass with two quick shots, witnesses said. He moved on,...

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