Student shooter’s rampage
A STUDENT shot and killed another student and wounded three others yesterday at a high school in the US northwestern state of Washington before being disarmed, authorities said.
The shooting took place at Freeman High School in Spokane County, Washington state, 460km from Seattle, where witnesses described a scene of terror as the heavily armed shooter stalked the halls.
County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said the shooter was finally disabled by “a member of the Freeman community,” before police arrived on the scene.
“I was putting my backpack away and I heard a loud pop, and I turned around. He was walking around,” 14-year-old Elisa Vigil told the SpokesmanReview, which is a local news site.
“He had his pistol. His face was completely passive. He shot someone in the head.”
Freeman High School has only 327 students, serving a small community near the city of Spokane.