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Biker has top chopper j Mason County Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 - Week 9 - The Voice of Mason County since 1886 m $1 Crowding spurs staff walkout She#on School Board asks for more dassroom space By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun cam After objecting to board mem- ber comments about classroom size, several Shelton School Dis- trict employees stormed out of the regular district board meet- ing Tuesday night. "That's disrespectful to the staff," one staff member said about the board after leaving the room. see SCHOOL, page A-28 3 t,,,,.. '4) INSIDE TODAY: .--. m -.-. Opinion Page A-4 Jmmal  Record Page A-16 I.hdn0 PageA-19 Business News Page A-21 Obituaries Page A-22 Beffair Reran Page A-25 Sports Page B-1 Classmeds Page B..8 Legals Page B-10 Crossword Page B,,IO Sudoku Page B-IO IIIIIIIILIIII1[1111111111 A V00StT FROM MiSS WASHINGTON ..... Journal phot6 by Gordon Weeks Reina Almon, Miss Washington, reads aloud from her pop-up book "Pablo Penguin Learns to Fly" to students in grades one through five at Hood Canal School on Feb. 19 during the 21st Century after-school program. During her day at the school, Almon, a 22-year-old native of Yakima, also talked about media literacy with the junior high students, setting and chasing dreams with the fourth- and fifth-grade students and exposing the truth behind cigarette advertising with students in grades six through eight. Sheriff's deputy shoots suspect in hand Sheton man, 50, treated for injury in Seattle, booked into Mason County jail By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncoun cam A team of law enforce- ment officers is investigating a shooting involving a Mason County Sheriffs deputy. The deputy reportedly shot a suspect in the hand Thurs- day in the 200 block of South- east Channel Point Road, ac- cording to the Mason County Sheriffs Office. The suspect has been iden- tified as Peter Jamie Ross, 50, of the 200 block of Southeast Channel Point Road. He was booked into the Mason County Jail on suspicion of harrass- ment at 9:37 p.m. Thursday. Ross' injury was not life threatening. Chief Deputy Ryan Spurl- ing, with the Mason County Sheriffs Office, said the officer involved, whose name has not been released, was scheduled to be interviewed Wednesday by a team of investigators from nearby law enforcement agencies. Spurling said officers in- volved in shootings are in- terviewed a minimum of 72 hours after a shooting to give them time to remember the incident in full. "It actually causes ... some stress-induced amnesia," he said. A second deputy at the scene during the incident was interviewed Friday. The incident began with a 911 call at 10:39 a.m. Thursday. The caller reported that two men in the woods behind their property were yelling at each other. One of the men yelled "I'm gonna kill you," according to Mason County Emergency Communications call logs. Two deputies from the Ma- son County Sheriffs Office ar- rived and found Ross in the back yard of a home on Chan- nel Point Road. According to Spurling, dep- uties followed Ross into the woods between Channel Point Road and the 4600 block of Ar- Journal photo by Natalie Johnson Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling, left, and Sheriff Casey Salisbury of the Mason County Sheriff's Office walk away from the scene of an officer-involved shooting Thursday in the 200 block of Southeast Channel Point Road. cadia Avenue. Ross was moving back and forth behind trees and was pointing an object at the depu- ties, according to the Sheriffs Office. Spurling said it is unknown at this point whether the ob- ject was a gun. Deputies ordered him to drop what was in his hands, but he didn't comply. One deputy fired his weap- on, hitting Ross in the hand, which caused him to drop the object, according to the Sher- iffs Office. Shots were fired at 11 a.m., Spurling said. Ross was taken to Mason General Hospital, and later transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, with a non life-threatening gunshot wound. see SHOOTING, page A-28