(RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL) Nevada Senator Harry Reid today released the following statement about the shooting at Sparks Middle School.

“My condolences go out to the victims’ families and my thoughts are with the teachers, administrators, parents and students at Sparks Middle School who have experienced a traumatic morning. No words of condolence could possibly ease the pain, but I hope it is some small comfort that Nevada mourns with them. I stand by to be of any assistance if there is anything that can be done and I will continue to monitor the situation.”

Helen Denkel, a San Francisco-based spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said at 10:10 a.m. “ATF is not involved at this time.” The shooting was reported at 7:15 a.m.

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