ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) -- UPDATE:
A sheriff in Washington state says a shooting at a rural high school might have been worse if the suspect's AR-15 rifle hadn't jammed.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Thursday that Caleb Sharpe used a handgun to kill a classmate and wound three others after the rifle malfunctioned. The sheriff says the 15-year-old also brought several boxes of ammunition to Freeman High School in the tiny town of Rockford on Wednesday.
Knezovich says Sharpe's case should be moved out of juvenile court so he can be tried as an adult on premeditated murder charges.
The Associated Press doesn't typically name juvenile suspects but is doing so because of the severity of the accusations and because Sharpe's name was released in public documents.
It's not clear when Sharpe will appear in court after a scheduled Thursday hearing was canceled.
September 14 3:45 p.m.
Authorities say the 15-year-old suspect in a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school brought two guns from home and had suicidal thoughts.
Court documents released Thursday say Caleb Sharpe told police he had been picked on by the student who was killed but didn't target him specifically. He told officers he wanted to teach "everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others."
The Associated Press doesn't typically name juvenile suspects but is doing so because of the severity of the accusations and because Sharpe's name was released in publicly available documents and was widely used in local media.
The documents say Sharpe had been in the care of a school counselor for suicidal thoughts and left a suicide note at his home.
Authorities say he took a rifle and a handgun from his father's gun safe and opened fire at Freeman High School, killing one classmate and wounding three others.
An initial court appearance has been set for the suspect in a shooting at a small high school in Washington state.
Officials say the suspect will appear in Spokane County juvenile court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Classes are canceled Thursday and Friday at Freeman High School, located near the town of Rockford, Washington, which is south of Spokane.
Authorities say a shooter killed one student and wounded three others at the high school Wednesday morning. The wounded students are all expected to survive.
The shooter was stopped by a janitor at the school.
No motive has been offered for the shootings.
Authorities say a shooter killed a classmate who confronted him in a hallway at a Washington state high school and wounded three others before being stopped by a custodian.
The suspect was obsessed with previous school shootings, a classmate says, and had brought notes at the beginning of the school year, saying he was going to do "something stupid" and might get killed or jailed.
The victims who were seriously injured Wednesday at Freeman High School in tiny Rockford, Washington, are expected to survive.
The suspect was taken into custody.