Exactly two weeks after a 12-year-old student opened fire at an elementary school in Nev., the parents of Sparks Middle Shooter Jose Reyes have released a statement.
Jose and Liliana Reyes appeared distraught as Jose Reyes read a statement.
Rarely looking up from the paper he was holding, the elder Reyes expressed condolences to the wife and family of Mike Landsberry, the heroic teacher who was killed their son on school grounds.
He said their son Jose had a “. . .good Family life”.
Reyes also said that said that the family knew he had been teased and was working on a speech problem, but said that they, “did not know Jose was angry or upset about conditions at school”, and said that they miss their son and have also suffered a tragic loss.
Nearly two years ago, when his son was 10-years-old, Jose Reyes, was arrested for felony child abuse after giving his son a black eye.
A plea deal was reached and Reyes was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, pay a small fine and attend anger management classes.
The 12-year-old shooter who took his own life after killing a teacher and wounding two students was described as “normal” by some classmates, while other students said he was a loner who was bullied by other students.
Reyes obtained the gun that he used in Spark Middle School shooting from the family home.
The gun was stored in a case on a shelf above the refrigerator, and his father says he did not know his son knew that the gun was stored there.
The parents of the Sparks Middle Shooter could face criminal charges for not having the weapon properly secured.