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FREEMAN HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING: 1 dead, 3 injured; Suspect in cust

Sep 14, 2017 by


Authorities have confirmed one person is dead and three more have been injured after the shooting at Freeman High School. The suspect is in custody.

Sheriff Knezovich said in a press conference the shooter, a sophomore identified by witnesses as Caleb Sharpe, pulled out a gun during school and it jammed. Knezovich says Sharpe grabbed another gun and was confronted by a student, identified by our partners at the Spokesman Review as Sam Strahan. Knezovich says Strahan was shot and killed.

“I was putting my backpack away and I heard a loud pop, and I turned around. He was walking around,” said Elisa Vigil, a 14-year-old freshman told The Spokesman Review. “He had his pistol. His face was completely passive. He shot someone in the head. I crouched down in the hall. I looked up and a girl screamed, ‘Help me, help me, help me.’ The hall was empty. She was shot in the back. I looked to my right, and there was a boy and he was shot in the head.”

The shooting killed Strahan, and sent three girls to the emergency room at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. They are Emma Neese, Jordan Goldsmith and Gracie Jensen, according to The Spokesman Review. Sacred Heart confirms they are all “doing well.”

Knezovich says it was the heroic action of a custodian who approached Sharpe and “ordered him to surrender.” A School Resource Officer who was nearby at the middle school then arrived and took Sharpe into custody.

Witnesses said Sharpe rode a bus to school Wednesday with the guns stashed in a duffel bag.

Sources have told KHQ’s Hayley Guenthner a hearing will be held on Thursday to request Sharpe be declined as juvenile and tried as an adult.

Source: FREEMAN HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING: 1 dead, 3 injured; Suspect in cust – Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather

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