One student is dead and three teenage girls are injured after a shooting at Freeman High School in Rockford, Washington, on Wednesday morning just outside a biology classroom. Others students ran away.
The deceased victim was shot in the head while trying to stop the suspect from carrying out the shooting. The wounded have serious injuries and are treated at Sacred Heart Medical Center. The suspect, a male student, entered campus with two firearms and began shooting in a hallway on the second floor of the school. “Our hearts are broken by the events at Freeman High School this morning,” Spokane Mayor David Condo n transmitted. He also said in a statement the incident was a “horrendous tragedy.” Authorities have not yet released the suspect’s identity. But numerous students, including several who witnessed the shooting, identified the shooter as Caleb Sharpe. He was being held in the county’s juvenile detention center.
“His face was completely passive,” a witness described the moment of shooting. A friend of the shooter said he “never really seemed like that person who had issues.” However, it’s known that the shooter had given his friends handwritten notes that indicated he was planning to do “something stupid.” Three hundred students and faculty members in school at the time of the shooting will need to be interviewed, law enforcement officials told to media. The shooting prompted lockdowns at dozens of schools in neighboring districts as well as a massive response by local, state and federal agencies.