Despite the blanket news coverage surrounding the identity of the shooter in the recent Sparks Middle School slaying, News4, who work in partnership with KRNV News 4, have identified the shooter as Jose Reyes.
Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams has confirmed to Ralston Reports Producer Dana Gentry that the name of the Sparks Middle School shooter is Jose Reyes.
Earlier reports suggested the shooter's name was being kept under wraps, the Sparks police and their legal team refused to release the name of the 12-year-old boy who took a gun to Sparks Middle School on Monday, killed teacher Michael Landsberry and wounded two other students before killing himself.
Landsberry is said to have confronted the shooter and has since been hailed a hero by children, colleagues and professionals worldwide. A tribute to the former marine, who served in Afghanistan, can be found via a Facebook remembrance page here.
It's a bold move by News4 to name the shooter.
There's been much speculation surrounding the shooting, some suggest that the shooter had previously been bullied, other reports suggested that he was autistic.
It's unknown if the shooter was on medication leading up to or at the time of the shooting.
I've recently wrote about Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, Adam Lanza, here and, only yesterday, uploaded a video to YouTube regarding school shootings and other bizarre behaviour.