Funeral Held for Sparks, Nevada Teacher Hero

Published 11/04 2013 10:42AM

Updated 11/04 2013 10:44AM

(KRNV) More than a thousand National Guardsmen, students, friends and family members came together Sunday to remember Michael Landsberry, the teacher who died while protecting his students during the Sparks Middle School shooting nearly two weeks ago in Nevada.

"You have always been a hero and your friends and family knew that, but now the whole world knows," stepdaughter Andrea Cook said.

Landsberry confronted a young student armed with a handgun as the boy approached the school.

The boy fatally shot Landsberry and wounded two other students before taking his own life.

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