Washington state high school shooting leaves 1 student dead, 3 injured

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 03:39:17 AM. A shooter opened fire at a high school in Washington state Wednesday, killing one person and injuring at least three others, authorities said.
A shooter opened fire at a high school in a tiny town in Washington state Wednesday, killing one student, injuring three others and sending worried parents to the school in a frenzied rush, authorities said. Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire Department told reporters that one child died at Freeman High School in the tiny town of Rockford, south of Spokane, and three injured victims were taken to a hospital. "The shooter has been apprehended and is taken into custody," he said. Schaeffer, who didn't release any information about a possible motive or the age of the suspect, said the shooting was especially hard for first responders, many of whom have children at the school. A two-lane road into the community of about 500 people near the Idaho border was clogged with vehicles. Some people abandoned their cars on the street to make it to their children. Cheryl Moser said her son, a freshman at Freeman High School, called her from a classroom after hearing shots fired. "He called me and said, 'Mom there are gunshots.' He sounded so scared. I've never heard him like that," Moser told the newspaper. "You never think about something happening like this at a small school." 'My stomach's in knots' Ambulances and a Lifeflight helicopter were sent to the school. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital received three pediatric patients, spokesperson Nicole Stewart said. They were in stable condition, and family members were with them, she said. Authorities didn't...Read more
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