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Students from Sparks Middle School go to waiting buses to be transported to Sparks High School after the school shooting to be reunited with their parents in Sparks, Nevada, October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Marilyn Newton/Reno Gazette-Journal

Slain teacher called hero for giving Nevada children time to flee

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By Wishelle Banks

SPARKS, Nevada (Reuters) - A popular math teacher shot dead by a 12-year-old boy at a Nevada middle school was praised as a hero on Tuesday, a day after he was gunned down when he stepped into the shooter's line of fire, giving students time to flee to safety.

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