Sheriff: Student killed trying to stop gunman

Sheriff: Student killed trying to stop gunman Photo: KHQ.

September 13, 2017 06:31 PM

ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a student who shot four people at a high school in Washington state killed a fellow student who attempted to stop him.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Wednesday the shooter came to Freeman High School in Rockford armed with two weapons, and one jammed when he tried to fire it.
The sheriff says a student approached the shooter and attempted to block him before he was shot and killed.
Knezovich says the gunman then shot three additional students before a school staff member stopped him.
The sheriff called it a courageous action by the staffer.
Knezovich says no officers fired their weapons and the gunman had been disabled by the time officers arrived.
Knezovich says the suspect is the county's juvenile jail.

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