A student who shot and killed one classmate and injured three others at his high school in Washington state was given a 40-year prison sentence.
Before his sentencing on Friday, Caleb Sharpe, who was 15 at the time of the Freeman High School shooting in 2017, apologized to his victims. This was his first time speaking out since his arrest five years ago.
Before entering the courtroom, Sharpe said, “I’m sorry to this entire community.” For those who are worried about getting to sleep tonight, I apologize.
Caleb Sharpe, the Washington school shooter, in a photo from his Instagram account. On September 13, 2017, he fatally shot his classmate Sam Strahan. (Instagram/)
In addition, he spoke directly to Ami Strahan, mother of murdered teenager Sam Strahan (15). Throughout the hearing, her daughter Emily consoled her from the seat next to her.
Sharpe apologized to Ami and Emily, “most of all I am sorry for taking Sam from them.” My heart is not a dwelling place for evil. No amount of atonement will ever be sufficient to make up for my thefts. Please forgive me; it’s been a very rough day.
Back in January, Sharpe entered guilty pleas to first-degree murder, three counts of attempted murder, and second-degree assault. A police report states that on the morning of September 13, 2017, the suspect brought multiple firearms to school and opened fire in the hallway. Before he was stopped by students and a custodian, he shot four students.
Gracie Jensen, a victim of the violence, testified in court on Thursday about her harrowing ordeal.
While I was lying there, I saw you come and go. “Lockdown alarm blasting, dressed in all black, with the most emotionless face I’ve ever seen,” Jensen told Sharpe. “I’m aiming my gun at my fellow students as they seek refuge inside the classrooms. I let out a loud yell. I had exhausted all of my options.
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