1 Dead, 5 Injured At Spokane High School Shooting

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.

Comments

exartizo Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:44 Permalink

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 exartizo Wed, 09/13/2017 - 16:52 Permalink

Some of my best friends are educators(its also parenting !)http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2016/08/the_pay_gap_for_t… 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.

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exartizo shocktherapy Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:24 Permalink

Yeah.

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.

Yes.

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.

Why?

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.

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shocktherapy exartizo Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:38 Permalink

The Scandinavian countries subsidize a lot of things that are complementary to work – such as education, child care, elder care and transportationThe Scandinavian countries are small and homogeneous and have been that way for quite some timeThat 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.

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mkkby Diatom Thu, 09/14/2017 - 04:56 Permalink

Bingo.

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.

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