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(SPARKS, Nev.) — Two people are dead and two others are in critical condition after a shooter opened fire at Sparks Middle School in northern Nevada Monday morning, according to police.

Detective Rocky Triplett of the Sparks Police Department told ABC News that the shooter is believed to be one of the two fatalities.

Two boys were rushed to Renown Regional Hospital and are in critical condition, hospital spokeswoman Angela Rambo told ABC News.

Police have declared the school safe, but stressed that it remains an active crime scene.

The 630 middle school students were evacuated Monday morning to nearby Sparks High School, where they are waiting to be released to their parents, Washoe Schools spokeswoman Terry Bartek told ABC News.

Gov. Brian Sandoval said he was “deeply saddened to learn of the horrific shooting” and is receiving regular updates from authorities who are working at the scene.

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