US: Gunman kills one and injures three in Washington State School Shooting
Sep 14, 2017 National 3408 By Abdul
- A student killed and three injured as Student-shooter opens fire in school.
- The tragic event occured in a Washington State school.
- Shooter was eventually apprehended by Teachers before Police arrived at the scene.
A high school near Spokane in Washington is the latest to experience gun violence in the U.S. as a student carrying two guns opened fire on Wednesday before killing a classmate and injuring three others.
The shooter was eventually apprehended by teachers at the school.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich told reporters that the initially slain student was trying to dissuade the shooter from carrying out the shooting before he was ultimately shot dead.
He said that a member of the staff at Freeman who he described as "very courageous" was able to capture the gunman before police officers arrived on scene to take him into custody. He was being held at Spokane County juvenile jail.
"Fortunately that one (gun) jammed. This would have been a lot worse if it didn‘t," Knezovich said. "These are senseless, tragic events that really don't need to happen and I don't really understand them."
"But we need to figure out what's gone wrong with our society that our children decide that they need to take weapons to deal with the issues that they're facing," he said.
Following the shooting at the school of 327 students, some parents abandoned their cars stuck in traffic and walked up to a mile to reach their children, KHQ-TV reported.
"This morning's shooting at Freeman High School is heartbreaking. All Washingtonians are thinking of the victims and their families," Governor Jay Inslee said on Twitter.
The United States has had an average of 52 school shooting incidents a year since a gunman killed 26 young children and educators in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group founded in response to that massacre.