Court documents seen by the Spokesman-Review indicate Caleb Sharpe,15, told investigators that he shot his classmates Wednesday morning to "teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others." Sharpe went to his school on Wednesday morning with a large duffel bag, inside was an AR-15 assault rifle and a pistol. His father says that Sharpe knew the combination to his gun safe which is how he acquired the weapons.
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As more information enfolds surrounding the circumstances leading up to the shooting, it turns out there were many warning signs indicating that Sharpe would commit a heinous act. Aside from posting numerous videos, almost exclusively of Sharpe shooting guns, he had brought a note to school saying that he might do "something stupid" that could lead to his death or being jailed. Friends of Sharpe say that school counselors were aware of at least one of the notes.
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Besides bringing the threatening notes to his school, Sharpe also threatened to kill himself at least once through a suicide note which his mother knew about as well as the school counselor. A sophomore at Freeman high school named Sam Strahan bravely walked up to Sharpe and tried to dissuade him but Sharpe only gunned him down. The Spokesman-Review reports that court documents show Strahan said "I always knew you were going to shoot up the school," before succumbing to gun shot wounds. Three other female students were injured by the shooter but are expected to make a full recovery.
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When combining all of the evidence that indicated a desire to commit self-harm and also threatened to do something terrible at his school with all of his online presence depicting guns and killing, it paints a pretty clear picture. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich gave a statement on Thursday where he blamed society at large saying that children and parents need to speak up about what they hear and act on it. The sheriff said, "We have some kids that are in need of some very severe help and we as a society are not giving them that help."
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