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Police To Release Findings In Sparks Middle School Shooting Probe

  Scott Sonner / AP
 

Scott Sonner / AP

(AP) -- Police said they have ended their investigation into the circumstances surrounding a deadly schoolyard shooting in Sparks, Nevada where a seventh-grader killed a teacher and wounded two classmates before taking his own life.

Sparks police say they'll release their findings Tuesday at a 1:30 p.m. news conference.

Investigators say 12-year-old Jose Reyes opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun he brought from home just before morning classes at Sparks Middle School Oct. 21.

His parents could be charged if they knowingly made the gun available to him. However, it's not a crime in Nevada if the gun was stored in a place "a reasonable person would have believed to be secure."

His parents say they didn't know Jose knew where they kept it in a kitchen cabinet above the refrigerator.

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A Sparks Middle School student cries and is comforted after being released from Agnes Risley Elementary School, where some students were evacuated to after a shooting at SMS in Sparks, Nev. on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Sparks, Nev. A middle school student opened fire on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two boys and killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, Sparks police said Monday. The lone suspected gunman was also dead, though it's unclear whether the student committed suicide. (AP Photo/Kevin Clifford)

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