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Sparks teacher slain among Carnegie heroes

Posted at 2:36 PM, Sep 23, 2015

Students say 45-year-old Michael Landsberry walked calmly toward the 12-year-old student at Sparks Middle School and asked for the weapon before he was fatally shot Oct. 21, 2013.
   
The boy wounded two students before fatally shooting himself.
   
The Carnegie Medals are named for Pittsburgh steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. He was inspired to endow an award in his name by stories of heroism during a coal mine disaster in 1904 that killed 181 people, including a miner and an engineer who died trying to rescue others.
   
The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission awards medals and cash several times a year.