>> Chaos and tragedy in a rural Washington State High School on Wednesday. A student carrying two guns, opening fire in the halls, killing one classmate and injuring three others before being stopped by a member of staff. Outside the school parents and children tried to make sense of the violence.
>> I just remember I crouched down and the girl next to me she fell and I just could hear screaming and screaming. She had been shot.>> In my head I was like what's going on, what's happening, what am I seeing right now?>> The student who was killed had trying to convince the shooter to end his rampage before he was shot dead and the gunman fired on three others.
>> Fortunately one of the weapons jammed. He went to the second weapon. The other student did confront him. That's when he lost his life.>> The male shooter hasn't yet been named. But one student told local TV, he was outgoing. And she didn't think he was capable of this sort of attack.
Though apparently he'd made an ominous post about his plans on social media. According to gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety, the US has had an average of 52 school shootings a year, since a gunmen killed 26 young children and teachers in Newtown Connecticut in 2012.