High School Shooting Near Spokane Kills 1; Suspect in Custody

Tabitha Dunn
September 15, 2017

She was puzzled when she pulled up to the school and saw students running across the school grounds.

"He entered the school and proceeded to take his weapons out".

According to Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, the student killed in the shooting tried to stop the shooter from carrying out his attack. According to the tweet, the said student was a junior who was evacuated from the high school and was at Freeman Elementary at the time of the post. At about noon Pacific time, hospital officials said they had three pediatric patients from the shooting, all in satisfactory condition. The suspect's identity has not been released.

Parents began showing up quickly at the school in the small suburban town of Rockford, where police and emergency units filled the streets.

A two-lane highway into the town of about 500 people near the Idaho border was clogged as anxious parents sped to the school.

Administrators for Spokane Public Schools and the Mead District and Central Valley School Districts have placed all the schools on lockdown due to the Freeman High School Shooting.

Some students actually alerted school counselors at the beginning of the year when the shooter bought notes to campus saying that he might get killed or jailed.

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The Spokesman-Review reports that first responders were at Freeman High School in Rockford on Wednesday morning.

"He called me and said, 'Mom, there are gunshots, ' " she said.

Officials had not named the suspect as of 1 p.m., but he appears to have been a sophomore at the high school.

"He then fired more shoots around down the hallway, striking three more students and those students are in the hospital", he said.

"'I got into school, and I have a locker on the freshman floor, on the second floor", said Elisa. The gunfire was first reported on September 13 at Freeman High School in Spokane, Washington.

"They did a modified lockdown drill yesterday", she told local paper The Spokesman Review.

"These are senseless and tragic events that really don't need to happen and I don't understand them", he said.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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