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1 dead, 3 injured in Spokane County high school shooting

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - At least one student was killed and at least three others wounded in a shooting at Freeman High School in Rockford south of Spokane this morning. 

The injured students were taken to Sacred Heart Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The shooter has been taken into custody, authorities said. 

The shooting was reported at about 10 a.m., shortly after school began on a late start schedule.

Spokane Public School said on Twitter that all schools in the district are "being placed into modified lockdown as a precautionary measure." The lockdown was lifted around 11:30 a.m.

A witness who attends Freeman High said he believes the student was a friend of his and saw the shooter inside the school with a duffel bag.

The student told KXLY the suspected shooter passed notes to friends saying "he was going to do something stupid that might get him killed or in jail" a couple weeks ago. He said school officials were aware of what the notes had said. 

Gov. Jay Inslee tweeted in support of the students at Freeman High School and law enforcement officials keeping them safe. 

This is a developing story and we will update it as we investigate further. 

We have corrected this story to say that three people were injured. We previously reported four. 


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