1 student dead, 3 injured in high school shooting near Spokane

Student killed in Washington state high school shooting

Due to a reported shooting near Freeman High School, all southside SPS schools are now in lockdown.

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says three victims have been transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center for treatment.

Their injuries are not known.

The shooter has been apprehended and is in custody, police said.

In addition to the Freeman school district, the Central Valley and Mead districts also were on lockdown due to the shooting, KHQ reported.

Spokane schools were placed on lockdown with students later being evacuated from the school, with parents gathering to try and get information.

A witness who has children that attend the middle school across the street told the paper she saw children running into the building around 10:15 a.m.as classes were about to begin on a late-start day.

Two victims are in stable condition at the hospital, CBS affiliate KREM reported.

Law enforcement are responding to a shots fired call at Freeman High School.

The fire chief described a chaotic scene at the school, with the sounds of bullets echoing through the halls prompting fears that there was more than one shooter.

The Spokesman reports that a LifeFlight helicopter has landed close to the school. "You never think about something happening like this at a small school".

"It's been awesome, within probably 15-20 minutes of hearing about it, I'd already received a phone call, I'd already received a text message saying that their school is OK", she said.

A STUDENT has been killed and five others injured after a gunman opened fire at a school forcing terrified teens to cower in classrooms.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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