One student dead in shooting at Freeman High School


At least one person is dead from a shooting at a Washington high school Wednesday, the Spokane County sheriff said.

Three victims were in stable condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital in Spokane, said spokeswoman Nicole Stewart.

Their injuries are not known.

The Spokesman-Review reports that the school did a modified lock-down drill on Tuesday.

In a live interview, a Freeman High School student claims that the shooter was a student who came into the school carrying a black bag, set it down and started shooting.

The shooting took place in a high school in the town of Spokane in Washington state, 285 miles (460 kilometers) from Seattle.

And Gov. Jay Inslee's office issued a statement shortly after noon: "All Washingtonians are thinking of the victims and their families, and are grateful for the service of school staff and first responders working to keep our students safe".

Schaeffer said the "threat from the shooter has been eliminated".

All Spokane South Hill schools are in lockdown as a precaution. After an hour, the school tweeted that the lockdown had been lifted.

Hospital officials would hold a news conference on Wednesday afternoon to provide more information, she said. I am a junior, evacuated from the high school. Multiple ambulances and a Lifeflight helicopter were dispatched to the high school.

This story is developing and will be updated.