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Authorities have confirmed one person is dead and three more have been injured after the shooting at Freeman High School. We’re also told the suspect has been detained, but they have not yet been officially identified.
We’re told the deceased is a student. Sacred Heart has confirmed the three victims, we’re told are children, in their hospital are in satisfactory condition.
Law enforcement ha begun to reunite parents and students. Parents being asked to meet at the bus barn.
Freeman High School serves more than 300 students in the small community of Rockford. First responders from several neighboring jurisdictions responded to the shooting. Officials were urging motorists not to use Highway 27 so that ambulances and other vehicles could get through.
Witnesses are still being interviewed.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tweeted, “Awful — just hearing of the shooting at Freeman HS near Spokane. As we continue to get more details my heart goes out to all impacted.”
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. As Spokane County officials continue their investigation to get the answers to the questions so many of us have during these unthinkable tragedies, the Washington State Patrol and all state agencies will do whatever we can to help provide support and comfort in the days and weeks to come.”
— Peter Maxwell (@KHQPeterMaxwell) September 13, 2017
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