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Shooter's family issues statement to public

ROCKFORD, Wash. - A student opened fire on his classmates Wednesday morning at Freeman High School, killing one and injuring three others.

The alleged shooter, named as 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe, a sophomore at Freeman High School, had been under the care of school counselors for suicidal thoughts.

In the days following the tragedy, Caleb Sharpe's family issued the following statement:

The Sharpe family wishes to offer their deepest condolences and sympathies to the entire Freeman Community, especially the families of Sam Strahan, Emma Nees, Jordyn Goldsmith, and Gracie Jensen.

Our hearts and prayers go out to you in this devastating time. We too, as a family, are devastated by the events that transpired on September 13th at Freeman High School.

The family asks the entire community to join them in praying for – and to continue to pray for – all of the children and their families that were involved in this incident.

The family also asks the media for privacy and respect for all parties involved as we deal with our grief.

Sharpe has been booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center for one count 1st Degree Murder and three counts Attempted 1st Degree Murder.