Father of Washington school shooter arrested on gun charge

SEATTLE (AP) – The father of a Washington state high school student who killed four classmates last fall has been arrested on a federal charge that he was barred from possessing the gun his son used in the shooting.

According to U.S. District Court records, Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr. was arrested Tuesday morning. He faces one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

An FBI agent alleged in a criminal complaint that even though Fryberg was subject to a domestic violence protection order, he purchased five guns from a Cabela’s outdoor recreation store, including the Beretta pistol his son used in the shooting.

Fifteen-year-old Jaylen Fryberg shot and killed four friends and wounded another last October after inviting them to lunch in the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. He also killed himself.