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On Wednesday the 13th of September 2017, One student named Sam Strahan was killed & three others were injured in a shooting at about 10am at Freeman High School south of Spokane, Washington state, United States. 

The sole suspect was detained & has now been named as Caleb Sharpe.

Multiple witnesses said the student who died was a sophomore boy & the three injured were girls. They described a bloody, chaotic scene in a hallway outside of a biology classroom.

Celia Vigil, a 16-year-old junior, & her sister, Elisa, a 14-year-old freshman, said the shooter wielded a rifle & a handgun.

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

“I think I heard four to six shots,” Celia Vigil said. “I had dust on my legs ‘cause the ceiling board was coming down.”

Officials had not named the suspect as of 1 p.m., but he appears to have been a sophomore at the high school.

Michael Harper, 15, said he was a close friend of the shooter.

“He was weird,” Harper said. “And he loved the show Breaking Bad. He never really seemed like that person who had issues. He was always nice & funny & weird.”

Harper said the shooter had written his friends notes indicating he planned to do “something stupid.”

“He made a note,” Harper said. “I didn’t get mine, but my friends got theirs. I read one of my friends’ & it said he was going to do something stupid. He took it to a counselor.”

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said the shooter was quickly taken into custody.

“The shooter is in the back seat of a patrol car right now,” Knezovich said at the scene, where students, parents & teachers had been corralled into school buildings after the shots rang out.

Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said three of the victims were immediately transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

At about noon, hospital officials said they had three pediatric patients from the shooting, all in stable condition, and that no other shooting victims were expected. There had been conflicting reports about the total number of people injured.

Hospital security and local law enforcement were directing traffic in the area.

“We’re all hands on deck,” said Dr. Jeff Collins, the hospital’s chief physician. “We train for this regularly.”

Source: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/sep/13/shooting-reported-at-freeman-high-school/#/0

Spokane Sheriff Office: https://twitter.com/SpokaneSheriff

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