Friday, September 15, 2017

Freeman High shooting, North Korea launches missile, Cassini's mission ends, morning headlines

Posted By on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 9:37 AM


As everyone in the Freeman community and beyond looks for answers, thousands gather inside the school for the first time since the deadly shooting. "You have to be looking out for each other," Freeman School District Superintendent Randy Russell said to the students. "You have to be keeping an eye on each other." (KXLY)

A WSU psychologist talks about how schools can identify and help potential school shooters. (Inlander)

Were warning signs missed?
The accused shooter was reportedly fascinated with school shootings and guns, he handed notes to friends saying he was going to "do something stupid," and left a suicide note for his parents. (Spokesman-Review)

Others remember the accused shooter as a "nice, nerdy kid" who loved to act. He played the Cowardly Lion in a school musical performance of the Wizard of Oz. (Inlander)

The accused shooter told police that wanted to "teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others." But experts say that explanation is too simplistic. (Spokesman-Review)

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says a culture that glorifies gangs and violence, an underfunded mental health system and the media are to blame. (Spokesman-Review)

How the Washington state legislature has tried to reduce gun violence. (Inlander)


• Meet Spokane County's newest undersheriff — the man behind many of the innovations in the Sheriff's Office.

• If you were planning to see Method Man (of the Wu-Tang Clan) at the Knitting Factory tonight, you'd better find something else to do. The Long Island rapper postponed his show, rescheduling for Dec. 14, when Redman might join him.

• A new health clinic will provide much needed healthcare for homeless people in Spokane.


• North Korea launched a missile over Japan yesterday, just days after the United Nations Security Council cranked up sanctions. The missile fell into the Pacific Ocean, but traveled far enough that it could have reached the U.S. territory of Guam. (BBC)

• NASA's 20-year mission to study Saturn ended with the Cassini spacecraft's planned crash into the planet. (Washington Post, NASA) The end of the mission is bittersweet for the scientists who've studied the trove of data Cassini sent back to Earth. (Fast Company)

• An explosion in a London train tunnel this morning left at least 22 people hospitalized. No deaths have been reported so far in what's being called a terrorist attack. (New York Times)

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Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.