Spokane County Sheriff Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich told reporters the attacker was stopped by a school custodian.
Strahan was a well-liked student at the high school, described by his friends and classmates as amusing, positive, and generous.
Earlier this year, Sam's father, Scott, passed away unexpectedly leaving behind Sam, his sister, Emily, and his mother, Ami.
The shooting took place at Freeman High School outside Spokane.
Knezovich said the shooter was finally disabled by "a member of the Freeman community", before police arrived on the scene.
On Wednesday, the hallways of Washington State high school turned into the scene of a horrifying tragedy when 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe chose to bring his deranged obsessions with school shooting to fruition.
Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire Department told columnists that one individual kicked the bucket in the shooting Wednesday morning at Freeman High School in Rockford, south of Spokane.
Parent Brandi Albert said, "I always thought this is such a great school and you would never think that anything like this would ever happen here".
Following the tragic incident, Officer Knezovich stated he believed the incident stemmed from "a bullying type situation", however, those who knew Sharpe best don't seem to agree with him. Ive never heard him like that, Moser told The Spokesman-Review.
Some media reports include the identities of the students, but they have not been released by law enforcement at last report.
And after each deadly school shooting, nothing much changes. However, the TV station said it had not been able to confirm that with the school. Initial reports indicate the deceased victim approached the suspect and attempted to talk him out of pulling the trigger before he was shot in the head. I crouched down the hall. "'Please help me raise money to help support the family during this hard time". She even held hands and prayed with a girl who was shot in the back. "I looked to my right, and there was a boy and he was shot in the head". Three other students were also shot - Emma Nees, Jordyn Goldsmith and Gracie Jensen and listed in satisfactory condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
He called the shooting "heartbreaking" and said all residents of the state are thinking of the victims.
Harper said the shooter had many friends and wasn't bullied, calling him "nice and amusing and weird". "We need to figure out what's going on in society that children think they need to take weapons to deal with the issues they're facing".