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Officials: Student killed confronting shooter at high school

Former Cd?A superintendent, principal work in Freeman schools

ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) ? A student who opened fire in a hallway at a Washington high school killed a classmate who confronted him Wednesday and wounded three others before being stopped by a staff member, authorities said. The suspect, who a classmate described as being obsessed Amend with previous school shootings, was taken into custody. The wounded victims were expected to survive, officials said. ?Freeman hearts are broken in Freeman. It is a very sad day for our Freeman Family. Thank you to students, staff and parents for your patience and calm Russell response,? said a message from school officials to parents posted Wednesday on the Freeman School District?s website and Facebook page. See SHOOTING, A4

Silver Valley schools and community react to Freeman High tragedy

By JOSH MCDONALD Staff Reporter In the wake of Wednesday?s tragic school shooting in Rockford, Washington, at Freeman High School, the local Silver Valley school administrators issued a statement on how the schools will be moving forward. ?Our thoughts and prayers are with the students and staff at Freeman High School in Rockford, Washington. We focus every day on the safety of our schools. We increased our vigilance and revisited our safety procedures. See REACTION, A6 How?s this for curb appeal: A Michigan real estate agent selling a house next to a cemetery is promoting it with a sign that says ?quiet neighbors.? Shane Broyles says the message immediately came to mind when he saw the four-bedroom house in DeWitt, which is in the middle of the state near Lansing. He says his grandparents knew a man who lived next to a cemetery and joked about it. Broyles told the Lansing State Journal that he hadn?t previously used humor to market a house. But he says ?there?s not much point to life? without some fun. The seller, Deborah Perrin, likes the ?quiet neighbors? sign. She says she can guarantee there won?t be a new subdivision going up in the cemetery. ? Associated Press

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Silver......................$17.73/oz. Gold...................$1,327.00/oz. Lead..............$2,274.00/tonne Zinc...............$3,050.00/tonne TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS- PRESS, CALL (208) 752-1120 © Copyright 2017 News-Press Vol. 33, No. 48 Web: shoshonenewspress.com The front section of windows at Pinehurst Elementary with the new tint stickers on them, courtesy of Dave Smith Motors.

Pinehurst Elementary gets fresh look

By JOSH MCDONALD Staff Reporter

Mullan School District welcomes newest staff members

By JOSH MCDONALD Staff Reporter The Mullan School District has welcomed two new teachers to their staff, but neither of them are new to the area. Dr. Heather Branstetter and Ben Clark have accepted the positions of counselor and Jr/Sr high math respectively and both are excited to be in Mullan. Clark had spent the previous three school years working Pinehurst Elementary School got a cool update prior to the school year that has made the school a little bit safer and will even help regulate the temperature inside the school?s offices. Dave Smith Motors designed, created, and installed a brand new window tinting, privacy sticker inside the school?s front office. Dave Smith Motors graphic shop had been contacted by the dealership?s marketing department after the school had reached out to them this past spring about the issue after the warm weather had become very uncomfortable for the people working inside the office. Following a remodel that had been wrapped up a few years ago, the windows that could be opened inside the office were replaced by full, single panes of glass that allow radiant heat through. PES also was looking to add a new level of security and privacy to their facility, before the new sticker anyone could see into the school offices, but now they at Wallace Jr/ Sr High School, teaching math there, but thought that he would enjoy the individual attention he could give each Branstetter student that comes with the smaller class sizes. ?The staff and students here are great,? Clark said. ?I think it?s going to be a great fit here.? In the administrative role of counselor, Branstetter has found a means for her to continue working with students in a way that she had found very rewarding. ?Since I have moved back I had Clark been doing behavioral intervention work for Pinehurst Elementary,? Branstetter said. ?Most of them were dealing with things like trauma or Courtesy photo can see anyone approaching the front door, but can remain unseen behind the sticker. What makes this an even bigger win for the school is that it came at no cost to the district as a donation from DSM and the school is incredibly thankful for that. ?Pinehurst Elementary School would like to thank the Dave Smith graphic shop for a job well done,? PES office secretary Sarah Mason said. ?Mary Kae in the marketing office and Justin from the graphic shop did such a good job. Thank you so much, we appreciate your support.? substance abuse, but I really enjoyed working with the kids.? Branstetter then heard about the opening at MHS and threw her name into the hat after some motivation from principal Don Kotschevar. ?I put some feelers out about the job,? Branstetter said, ?and Don followed up and told me that he really thought I should apply.? See STAFF, A8

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANIMAL HOUSE THEMED NIGHT.

Historic Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce Auction & Live Music until 10pm!

Friday September 29, 2017, Noah?s Loft Kellogg, ID

6:00pm ? Space is limited ? Get your tickets now! For questions call HSVCC office at 208-784-0821 or email Colleen at director@silvervalleychamber.com ? www.silvervalleychamber.com 115254

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