There has been yet another school shooting. This time it was near Spokane Washington. Schools are supposed to be a place of safety where young minds learn. Unfortunately, that institution is not as secure as it once was.
Today's school shooting near Spokane at Freeman High School was the 31st American school shooting of 2017, and the 2nd in the last 18 hours. pic.twitter.com/gDEjbJCzQt
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) September 13, 2017
The 31st American school shooting in 2017…WHAT? That number is far too high. Anything over one school shooting is too high. We must address these situations immediately.
— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) September 14, 2017
During the Spokane shooting, one child died while three others were injured. Sam Strahan is a name that should forever be remembered. This young man put his safety aside to divert the shooter. He died a hero’s death. Thanks to his quick thinking, the number of casualties was greatly diminished.
— Brad Preston (@bradpreston) September 14, 2017
We must remember his family as they try to wrap their heads around such a tragic event. To make matters worse, Sam’s father had just passed away in June. This family needs all the thoughts and prayers we can send their way.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) September 14, 2017
Due to the brave actions of Sam Strahan and a janitor, further bloodshed was stopped. Thanks to these two, the shooter was deterred from causing further injuries and death. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that was involved. May your hearts be able to heal.