Washington school shootout: one student killed

Lockdown lifted at Washington school

People gather outside of Freeman High School after the shooting.

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Three other students were injured before a school janitor was able to subdue Sharpe, who is also a 15-year-old student at the school.

Since 2008, schools and school districts have been required to have comprehensive safety plans, said Nathan Olson, communications director for the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. They were listed in stable condition.

After the shooting, all of the school's students were evacuated.

Senator Maria Cantwell tweeted, "Closely monitoring devastating news of the school shooting in Spokane County". Students told the newssite the shooter was a sophomore who had ridden the school bus to classes with his weapons concealed in a duffel bag.

The suspect in a shooting that left one understudy dead at a Washington state secondary school had posted recordings internet demonstrating him playing with firearms. Sharpe allegedly shot Strahan in the head and wounded three female students before a school custodian stopped him, according to The Spokesman-Review in Washington.

The three wounded students were transported to a hospital and are expected to survive, authorities said.

An "active shooter" was arrested last Friday at a school in Columbus, Ohio, although no one was injured in that incident.

Parent Brandi Albert said, "I always thought this is such a great school and you would never think that anything like this would ever happen here".

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Sharpe was armed with two guns, witnesses said, according to the Spokesman-Review.

Anxious parents rushed to the school in the town of about 500 people near the Idaho border.

"He called me and said, 'Mom, there are gunshots.' He sounded so scared".

The shooter had many friends and wasn't bullied, Harper said, calling him "nice and amusing and weird" and a huge fan of the TV show Breaking Bad. "I've never heard him like that", Moser told The Spokesman-Review newspaper.

Students wait on lockdown inside Freeman Elementary School in Washington State?s Spokane County after a shooting at the nearby Freeman High School.

A call to the school was not immediately returned.

It was then that a courageous custodian put his life on the line, attempting to convince Sharpe to stop the madness, the Associated Press reports.

“Its been wonderful, within probably 15-20 minutes of hearing about it, Id already received a phone call, Id already received a text message saying that their school is OK, ” she said.

He called the shooting "heartbreaking" and said all residents of the state are thinking of the victims.

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