A random teenage shooter opened fire at a school in a small town in Washington State Wednesday killing one and injuring three. When the news got out about this, it sent worried parents in a frenzied rush down to the school to make sure that their child was okay.
Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire Department told reporters that one person died at Freeman High School in Rockford, south of Spokane, while three injured victims were taken to a hospital and expected to survive.
“The shooter has been apprehended and is taken into custody,” he said.
Michael Harper, 15, a sophomore at the school, told The Associated Press that the suspect was a classmate who had long been obsessed with past school shootings.
Harper says that the suspect had written notes to him warning that he may go to jail this year, Harper and other students who saw the note warned superiors at the school about the note that the suspect wrote.
Schaeffer wasn’t able to release the age of the student or the cause of the shooting. He says that the shooting was tough on first responders who also had children at the school as well.
Cheryl Moser said her son, a freshman at Freeman High School, called her from a classroom after hearing shots fired.
“He called me and said, ‘Mom, there are gunshots.’ He sounded so scared. I’ve never heard him like that,” Moser told The Spokesman-Review newspaper. “You never think about something happening like this at a small school.”
Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement that “all Washingtonians are thinking of the victims and their families, and are grateful for the service of school staff and first responders working to keep our students safe.”
We know who this kid is being that they won’t release his age and by the way a school shooting can happen at any school, never let your guard down.