1 dead, 3 injured after school shooting in Washington state, police say

SPOKANE, WA - One person is dead and three are injured after a school shooting near Spokane, Washington, police said.

The wounded were transported to a local hospital and are expected to survive, authorities said.

Freeman Middle School and Freeman Elementary school, both located in Spokane County, have been placed on lockdown, the sheriff's office wrote on Twitter.

Several deputies and officers are on the scene and are searching rooms, police said.

"We understand parents are extremely concerned" police tweeted. "We will provide info ASAP, please avoid area."

Medical personal are also at the school and the safety of the students is the No. 1 priority, police said.

The shooting happened at Freeman High School, south of Spokane, ABC News Seattle affiliate KOMO reported.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

 


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