One student has died and at least six people have been shot at a high school near the city of Spokane in the US state of Washington with a suspect taken into custody.
According to a woman at the Spokane Police Department who declined to give her name, the shooting happened at Freeman High School in Rockford on Wednesday. Three other students were hospitalized at Sacred Heart Hospital, which confirmed is treating three “school age” patients who are in stable condition.
“The threat from the shooter has been eliminated”, Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer told local media. The Spokane Sheriff’s Office said that officers went room to room at the school and floor by floor to secure the building.
Spokane schools were placed on lockdown with parents gathering to try and get information. The lockdown was lifted an hour later.
Cheryl Moser said her son, a freshman at Freeman High School, called her from a classroom after hearing shots fired….