This article is basically about how a gym teacher who wishes to remain anonymous was able to stop the Pine Middle School shooter from doing any more harm. However in the article, the shooter is named and he is one James Scott Newman, an eighth-grader.
Here’s how it went down…
The teacher at Pine Middle School heard three shots just before 9 a.m. and rushed out of a room to find the alleged shooter, James Scott Newman, standing outside the school cafeteria.
“She empathized with him, tried to be understanding and de-escalated the situation. She was successful in having him place his gun on the ground which is pretty amazing,” Reno police Lt. Ron Donnelly told KKOH Radio.
After he dropped the gun, the teacher “bear hugged” Newman until additional staff arrived on scene, Donnelly said. “It was an heroic job done by the school teacher,” he said.
Still no word on how the gun was obtained.