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Sparks middle school shooter’s parents won’t face charges

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Updated: 5/13 1:55 pm
SPARKS (AP) Police say they won't pursue criminal charges against the parents of a Sparks seventh-grader who went on a shooting rampage at his school nearly seven months ago, killing a teacher and wounding two classmates before committing suicide.

In the days after the Oct. 21 shooting at Sparks Middle School, police said 12-year-old Jose Reyes' parents could be charged if they knowingly made the gun available to him.

But Sparks Police Chief Brian Allen said at a news conference Tuesday there's no evidence the couple committed a crime.

The boy took the semi-automatic handgun from a kitchen cabinet in their home. His parents, Jose and Liliana Reyes, say they were not aware that he knew it was kept there.

Allen also says police believe Jose Reyes searched online for videos about Columbine High School massacre and other school shootings.
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