1 Dead, 5 Injured At Spokane High School Shooting

Tyler Durden's picture

One person was killed, and 5 injured in a shooting at the Freeman High School in Rockford, Washington, south of Spokane. The suspect had been taken into custody, police and local media said.

According to Reuters, officers were responding to a shooting at Freeman High School in Rockford, Washington, said a woman at the Spokane Police Department who declined to say if there had been any injuries or give her name.

The Freeman High School was cleared and secured, the police said. All students were taken to the adjacent sports stadium, where their parents will be able to pick them up.

Dr. Jeff Collins of the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center said there were up to six victims, and that two were admitted to the hospital.

Annie Baxter, whose two daughters attend the middle school across the street, told the Spokesman-Review that she heard an alarm sound and saw children running into the school around 10:15 am local time.

Nicole Stewart, a spokeswoman for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, said that the hospital had received patients but declined to release the number or their conditions. She said hospital officials would hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon to provide more information.

Local television station KREM, citing a fire chief, said that a suspect had been taken into custody.

Area schools were put on preventive lockdown.

A Twitter user named Christina identified herself as a junior at the high school and said she had been evacuated following at least four shots. She tweeted a picture of anxious-looking students sitting on the floor in a classroom.

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Sliced into ribbons's picture

False flag. Those are crisis actors.

Truther's picture

There are kids involved. Have some pity even if it was a false flag.

FKostanza's picture

Surprised there is not the usual ZH line like, "some fuckin white kids off their meds again." Oh yeah thats only reserved for any other group.

NoDebt's picture

He just got overly excited rushing to buy a copy of Hillary's new book.



Never One Roach's picture

"These things are going to happen in Big Public School Systems. Students are just going to have to get used to it."

NoDebt's picture

Thank you for getting that.  I was concerned nobody would.


Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

But this was a GUN FREE ZONE. It couldn't have happened.

Obviously they need more signs put up stating that schools are gun free (and drug free) zones. Possibly more laws making murder illegal as well.

Ignatius's picture

Well, guys, circumstance is forcing us to make the hard choices.

We must ban high schools; they're simply not safe.

LawyerScum's picture

Legislatures know the Gun Free Zone is insufficient, so hence forth the new signs shall say "Gun Free Zone. We are Super Serious Guys. Stop Laughing at Us."

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Funny thing is it's the kids who really crack up over the Gun/Drug Free Zone signs - as they take hits.

any_mouse's picture

Disgust at those who perpetrate and perpetuate the false flags.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


How many children must die before we ban Gun Free Zones?

Truther's picture

Have to ask dear Rahm the Joo for that.

Handful of Dust's picture

"We need some common sense gun control legislation."


~ Soweeto Hussein Nobama

waspwench's picture

We don't need no stinking gun control legislation.

darkstar7646's picture

Unless you want to turn this country into a bidirectional shooting gallery, yes we do.

This country has neither the maturity nor the common sense to own guns.

Got The Wrong No's picture

Liberals have neither the maturity nor the common sense to own guns. I agree.

techpriest's picture

Unless you want to turn this country into a bidirectional shooting gallery

For about 10 minutes, then the reset will be complete.

Nobody For President's picture

Dust: Soweeto was absolutly right! We need some common sense gun control - because gun control means being able to hit what you air at.

Clock Crasher's picture

<< E.D. 209

<< Home Schooling

Handful of Dust's picture

Anyone else notice that 9 of the top ten national spelling bee contestants were all home schooled? Almost all Indians too.

BeansMcGreens's picture

They are the only ones that can spell "heap-um" correctly and use in a sentence.

Utopia Planitia's picture

My family is native American and we talk like that - on purpose - around ignorant, hateful progressives and snowflakes!  Their reaction is Priceless...  :-)

Bill of Rights's picture

Not this shit again....

exartizo's picture

What's wrong with this picture:

Why did the school administrators send the students home after the All Clear, instead of resuming classes as normal?

Why should the learning environment be compromised by the school administrators after the threat had passed?

Why do Snowflakes, disguised as competent teachers and administrators, run America's school systems and any chance children have of learning (into the ground)?

Apparently, the Snowflake teachers and administrators were more traumatized than the students, and the students paid for it.

It's mightily fucked up imho.

Oh wait.

My bad.

I forgot it's a CYA move to remediate the potential for lawsuits.

Can this country get any more screwed up?

The American Educational System was bad when I was in it a very long time ago.

No one really thought it could get any worse really.

Today the American Educational System is the laughing stock of the rest of the world.

Incidents like this prove why that is justified.

When common sense (children should remain in school and learn after the All Clear) is overruled by Snowflake Fearmongerers (they might get shot!) we need to get rid of the Snowflakes and replace them with people who can get the job done right and on time.

shocktherapy's picture

Some of my best friends are educators(its also parenting !)


Here are some other findings from the study:

  • Male teachers face a larger wage gap (-24 percent in 2015) than their female counterparts do (who were at -13.9 comparatively in 2015). But the gap has changed significantly for women over the decades, too: In 1960, women teachers earned 14.7 percent more than female workers in comparable professions.
  • Experienced teachers have seen a larger deterioration in wages over the years (-17.8 percent in 2015) than entry-level teachers, when both are compared to other workers of similar education and experience—a stark contrast from a 1.9 percentage advantage in pay comparability veteran teachers had nearly a decade ago. New teachers, by contrast, faced a -11.5 percent gap in 1996, which grew to -16.4 percent in 2015.
  • Public school teachers who are not part of a union make even less. In 2015, they experienced a  -25.5 percent gap.
exartizo's picture


Funny you bring up the "money" issue, and the "parenting" issue.

Because they have nothing to do with what I wrote in my post.

Do learn to pay attention to context please.


I do believe they taught contextual comprehension in grade school.

You never really hear about Finland's teachers (the best educational system in the world) complaining that they don't make enough money.


Because, traditionally, teaching is not the best paying profession on a relative basis.

Unless you live in the U.S., of course, where complaining about "not making enough MONEY" is high on the list, when it comes to a meaningful life of dedicated professional work.

Education is and primarily always will be about discipline, for the student.

For the teacher, education is about instilling the ability to think and analyze critically.

The goal is to teach a student to be able to THINK.

Also called "Critical Analysis".

American teachers are, for the most part, CLUELESS about how to teach.

And oh yeah,

if it was about MONEY?... I'd suggest that you (or your friends) look into working for The Squid because they pay (on average) around 400k per year.

Sure. Even the lowly secretaries make that.

No kidding.

shocktherapy's picture

The Scandinavian countries subsidize a lot of things that are complementary to work – such as education, child care, elder care and transportation

The Scandinavian countries are small and homogeneous and have been that way for quite some time

That their countries are small and homogeneous matters. They are the most Euroskeptic peoples of the continent. Norway is not a member of the European Union, Sweden joined only recently, and none of the three adopted the eurozone’s common currency. They seem to like their small, homogeneous countries just fine.

BritBob's picture

Easy access to guns.

Mike Masr's picture

If guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns!

PoorWhiteMan's picture

Was it the easy access to guns that caused your royal overlords to invade innocent countries?

Hurricane Baby's picture

Not for the victims, though.

Utopia Planitia's picture

If there was easy access to guns then the number of such incidents would quickly approach Zero.

Archibald Buttle's picture

prolly some student upset after learning about the horrible injustices surrounding the falkland islands. or gibraltar.

CoolClo's picture

Overton window change right on cue.. After spending over three weeks on the hurricanes, now back on shootings..



rejected's picture

See how civilized we are,,, When attacked we run or hide...

Mike Masr's picture

Did the shooter yell,"Allahu Akbar"?

Handful of Dust's picture

The shooter is rumored to have been pissed he could not find any white supremacist Confederate statues to tear down up there in Spokane.

Maltese Beagle's picture

He cried out, "Seniors of 2020 RULE!"

Diatom's picture

The key words are antidepressants and antipsychotics...

mkkby's picture


3/4 of Americans, including kids, are on meds they don't need. 3/4 are raised by day cares that don't really care.

Spokane is not a nice conservative small town. It has all of the problems of a big city -- drugs, gangs, violence, mexicans/blacks and economic decay. Nobody should be surprised by this.

YourAverageJoe's picture

Odd how this sort of shit seems to only happen in the libtard states.

pippi68's picture

Spokane is on the east side of the state. Majority conservative.

Rich Monk's picture

Wrong, Spokane the "City" is very Liberal like Seattle. I live just North in Idaho. The City just hired a transvestite Fire Chief who was dressed in drag on TV news recently!

pippi68's picture

Guess it's changed. I left in 1986 after I graduated high school. But Rockford, a town of less than 500 people, a 40-min drive south is hardly Spokane.