Published: Fri, September 15, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

Student killed in Washington high school shooting died confronting suspect

Student killed in Washington high school shooting died confronting suspect

Strahan was killed and three others were wounded when the shooter opened fire at Freeman High School, officials and witnesses said.

Authorities say the 15-year-old suspect in a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school brought two guns from home and had suicidal thoughts.

The Spokesman-Review reports Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said at the scene that the shooter was in care.

“Freeman hearts are broken in Freeman. "It's unreal. It's a sad day here in Freeman".

Students at Freeman High School in the tiny town of Rockford, south of Spokane, say they knew about the videos.

'He went to his next weapon, ' the sheriff explained.

Sharpe went to his second gun and that's when he shot Strahan, investigators said, according to the station. The wounded students are all expected to survive.

One student was killed and three others are hospitalized after another student opened fire at his Washington school on September 13.

"He was a quiet kid, not loud or boisterous", a friend of the Strahan family, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy reasons, told The Post.

Authorities have not release any names yet.

A call to the school was not immediately returned.

Knezovick said there were "conflicting stories" but it appeared as though a school employee was able to subdue the gunman until police arrived, calling the response "very courageous".

Knezovich added the shooter fired more rounds down the hallway. The victims also were not named.

On Wednesday, the hallways of Washington State high school turned into the scene of a horrifying tragedy when 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe chose to bring his deranged obsessions with school shooting to fruition. The witnesses said Sharpe rode a bus to school Wednesday with the guns stashed in a duffel bag.

Caleb Sharpe reportedly said he wanted to "teach everyone a lesson" by going on a mass shooting.


“This is a real close-knit community, ” he said.

After the shooting, a two-lane road into the community of about 500 people near the Idaho border was clogged with vehicles.

Cheryl Moser said her son, a freshman, called her from a classroom after hearing shots fired. He sounded so scared. “You never think about something happening like this at a small school.”.

On Wednesday night, hundreds gathered in Spokane at a vigil for Strahan and the three shooting victims. They are Emma Neese, Jordan Goldsmith and Gracie Jensen.

One of the three injured students underwent surgery Wednesday and all three are in satisfactory condition this morning, a hospital spokeswoman told ABC News this morning.

A murder-suicide that left a teacher and a student dead prompted security renovations at the North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California.

Riverside School District noted that new security protocol is in place at all schools.

She said classes were about to begin because it's a "late start" day.

She still anxious for others she knew, including a co-worker who had yet to hear from her son, a sophomore at Freeman.

That's when she said the girl had been shot in the back.

A year ago, an adolescent killed his father and then shot and wounded two children and a teacher at a SC primary school.

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