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May 13, 2014 5:07 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Police: Nevada school shooter said he was teased

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Police say a Nevada seventh-grader who went on a shooting rampage at his school nearly seven months ago was taking a prescription antidepressant at the time, and had told a psychotherapist that he was teased at school.

Twelve-year-old Jose Reyes opened fire Oct. 21 at Sparks Middle School, killing a teacher and wounding two classmates before committing suicide.

Sparks Police Chief Brian Allen said at a news conference Tuesday that Reyes told a psychotherapist that other students made fun of him.

Allen says there wasn't enough evidence to merit charges, but there were signs that classmates mistreated Reyes.

The police chief also said Reyes had been showing signs of autism, and wrote in a suicide note that he wished he had been a better son.

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