ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) — A shooter opened hearth at a highschool in Washington state Wednesday, killing one individual and injuring a minimum of three others, authorities stated.
Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Hearth Division informed reporters that one individual died at Freeman Excessive Faculty in Rockford, south of Spokane, and three injured victims have been taken to a hospital.
Windfall Sacred Coronary heart Medical Middle and Youngsters’s Hospital acquired three pediatric sufferers, spokeswoman Nicole Stewart stated. They have been in secure situation, and relations have been with them, she stated.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich stated on the scene that the shooter was in custody, The Spokesman-Evaluate newspaper reported.
Cheryl Moser stated her son, a freshman at Freeman Excessive Faculty, referred to as her from a classroom after listening to photographs fired.
“He referred to as me and stated, ‘Mother there are gunshots.’ He sounded so scared. I’ve by no means heard him like that,” Moser advised the newspaper. “You by no means take into consideration one thing occurring like this at a small faculty.”
Ambulances and a Lifeflight helicopter have been despatched to the varsity.
Stephanie Lutje advised The Related Press that she was relieved to listen to her son was protected after his highschool close to Freeman was placed on lockdown. She recommended the varsity district for its communication with mother and father.
“It’s been superb, inside in all probability 15-20 minutes of listening to about it, I’d already acquired a telephone name, I’d already acquired a textual content message saying that their faculty is OK,” she stated.
She nonetheless fearful for others she knew, together with a co-employee who had but to listen to from her son, a sophomore at Freeman.
“My abdomen’s in knots proper now,” she stated.