Police respond to shooting at Washington high school

15 September, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Kelly Sanders
  • Freeman High School is on lockdown

The student said two of his friends told the school counselor about the notes.

He added that the janitor's actions were a courageous act that prevented further bloodshed.

Knezovich said no officers fired their weapons and the gunman had been disabled by the time officers arrived. "This would have been a lot worse if it didn't", Knezovich said.

One person was killed and at least several others wounded when a suspect opened fire on Wednesday at a high school near Spokane, Washington, police and local media said.

The shooter has been taken into custody, and is now in the Spokane Juvenile Detention Center, Knezovich said.

The high school, the only one in the district, has an enrollment of 327 students, according to U.S. News.

Fifteen days after the first day of school, students are looking for answers.

Harper said the shooter had many friends and wasn't bullied, calling him "nice and amusing and weird".

It's said that police and the fire department are on the scene at Freeman High School.

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The school is located in Rockford, a town of about 500 people located a few miles south of Spokane, WA.

Some people abandoned their cars on the road shoulder to make it to their children.

According to tweets from Spokesman-Review reporter Jonathan Glover, the student killed was a boy who had attempted to confront the shooter.

"He called me and said, 'Mom, there are gunshots, ' " she said. "I've never heard him like that", Moser said.

Another junior, William Solsom, said, "You wouldn't really expect something to happen at a school like this".

The three injured are said to be in a stable condition in hospital. He and others then hid in one of the coach's rooms until they were escorted out by authorities, the student said.

The mother of two students at the nearby middle school told the paper that the high school had staged a lockdown drill just the day before. Since August, advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety has found reports of school shootings in Lithia Springs, Georgia; Nashville, Tennessee; North Little Rock, Arkansas; Columbus, Ohio; and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Regardless she stressed for others she knew, including a collaborator who presently couldn't seem to get notification from her child, a sophomore at Freeman. "That will be availed to them at the right time", Currie said.



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