He was aiming “at my chest”: middle school student recalls Nevada shooting

Local Latino student, Jose Cazares, from Sparks Middle School speaks to NBC TODAY this morning on how close he came to death in yesterdays morning school shooting. Him and his mother speak of the gratitud they have for math teacher, Mike Landsberry, and his heroic attempt to stop the shooter inorder to protect the students.

NBC Latino

Sparks, Nev. middle-schooler Jose Cazares and his mom, Marisela are “forever grateful” for a hero teacher they say saved the boy’s life Monday.

A young student opened fire on the school’s basketball court Monday, shooting and killing math teacher Mike Landsberry and wounding two students before taking his own life.

Teacher Michael Landsberry was killed when he confronted the young shooter at Sparks Middle School Monday.

“I was hanging out with my friends, and then we heard a loud gunshot and we thought it was firecrackers,” Jose Cazares told Matt Lauer on TODAY Tuesday as he recounted the chaos of the scene. “So then we looked back toward where we saw the noise, and we saw the kid pull out his gun and shoot the kid in the arm, so then they started running and I froze because he was aiming his gun right at my chest. And I looked…

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