One dead, more wounded in Washington state school shooting

Students from Freeman High School were evacuated to the elementary school after a shooting. One student is dead and many others are wounded. Christina, a junior at the school, posted this on her social media. (Christina,  Student at Freeman Elementary/Twitter

One student died and more were wounded after a high school shooting in Washington state, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s office.

One person is in custody, the Sheriff’s office said.

Spokane School District said there were reports of shots being fired inside Freeman High School in Rockford, south of Spokane, around 10 a.m.

Spokane Police Department said the scene was “not active anymore”.

According to the Spokane School District, the shooting occured at a neighboring school district, Freeman School District.

“At approximately 10:35 a.m., all Spokane Public Schools were put into lockdown as a precaution due to an active shooter in our neighboring district of Freeman. We removed all lockdowns at 11:25 a.m.” – Spokane School District

 

Spokane’s Sheriff Office later tweeted Middle and Elementary School parents can access schools from west on Jackson. Parents will be required to sign out students from the office after photo identification, it said.

State officials took to social media to express their shock and concern over the shooting.

 

More than 180 school shootings have occurred in the U.S. since 2000, including those on a school bus. The last school shooting was in May 2017 in Irving, Texas.