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Teacher hailed a hero after middle school shooting

Updated: Tuesday, October 22 2013, 08:22 AM CDT
(CBS News) Michael Landsberry, a Sparks Middle School math teacher and soccer coach, is being called a hero. Authorities said he gave his life to protect his students, when one of their classmates started shooting Monday. Two other students remain hospitalized and are expected to survive.

At least one witness has pointed to revenge being a possible motive.

"He pointed to us and he said, 'You ruined my life and now I'm going to ruin yours,'" said Alfrancis de Vera, a student at Sparks Middle School.

After shooting Landsberry and two other classmates, the student turned the semi-automatic handgun on himself and was killed. Federal officials tell CBS News the gun was owned by his parents.

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