SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: One of the three injured girls who was shot and wounded has been released from the hospital. The other two victims remain in satisfactory condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
KXLY 4 News has received court documents that shed light on the Freeman High School shooting that occurred on Wednesday morning. The alleged shooter has been named as 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe, a sophomore at Freeman High School, who had been under the care of school counselors for suicidal thoughts.
KXLY 4 News has learned that after riding the bus to school, Sharpe went in the back entrance of the high school and to the second floor where he immediately began loading rounds into an assault rifle.
The gun jammed and as he tried to reload it, fellow student and victim Sam Strahan said to him, "I always knew you were going to shoot up the school."
After trying to reload it, he abandoned the rifle and pulled a handgun out from under his coat. He fired two shots at Strahan and proceeded to move down the hallway, firing at students near the lockers.
He continued to fire, and injured three females. He later told investigators he did not target anyone specifically.
The handgun jammed and from surveillance footage officers saw Sharpe put the handgun down. He was confronted by school staff and complied with their demands to get on the ground.
Friends of Caleb Sharpe said Caleb bragged of owning multiple pistols and said that he would make explosive devices from chemicals.
Caleb's father shared with investigators that Caleb knew the combination to his large gun safe and said that it is likely that is where the firearms came from.
Sharpe told investigators that he had been bullied and said he came to the school to teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others.
Sharpe's mother said she found a suicide note in her house written by Caleb over a week ago.
The shooter has been booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center for one count 1st Degree Murder and three counts Attempted 1st Degree Murder.
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