Friday, June 12, 2015

NPR and StoryCorps revisit a Spokane school shooting featured in the Inlander

Posted By on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 10:35 AM

A while back, StoryCorps contacted the Inlander, saying they wanted to follow up on our 2004 story about a local school shooting that featured the student in question, Sean Fitzpatrick, and the police negotiator who tried to talk him down. StoryCorps reunited Fitzpatrick, who survived being shot by police, and John Gately, the Spokane officer who tried to pull him back from disaster. 

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Jacob H. Fries

Jacob H. Fries is the editor of the Inlander. In that position, he oversees editorial coverage of the paper and occasionally contributes his own writing. Before joining the paper, he wrote for numerous publications, including the Tampa Bay Times, the Boston Globe and the New York Times. He grew up in Spokane Valley...