Parents of Nevada school shooter say he was teased

Jose Reyes shot teacher, 2 classmates, killed self

RENO, Nev. - The parents of a Nevada boy who killed a teacher and wounded two classmates at his middle school say Jose Reyes had been teased about a speech problem but never showed signs he harbored any anger that would fuel the shooting that ended with his suicide.

Jose Reyes, the father, said in a statement he and his wife, Liliana, "had no idea" their son was so upset or troubled. They said they don't understand why he opened fire at Sparks Middle School Oct. 21. Teacher Michael Landsberry died in the shooting.

The Reno Gazette-Journal first reported the statement recorded at a law office Monday and posted a video on its website:

Jose Reyes says his son was working through "a speech problem" that prompted teasing. But he never complained about specific students or teachers.

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