(AP) – A student says the gunman who opened fire at a high school in a small town outside Spokane, Washington, is a classmate.
Michael Harper, 15, told The Associated Press that the suspect had long been obsessed with past school shootings. He says he saw the student at school with a duffel bag.
Authorities say one student died and three were injured in Wednesday at Freeman High School in the tiny town of Rockford. The suspect is in custody and hasn’t been identified by authorities.
Harper, a sophomore, said the suspect had brought notes to school in the beginning of the year, saying he might get killed or jailed. Harper says some students alerted counselors.
The teen said the suspect wasn’t bullied, calling him “nice and funny and weird.”