Shooting at a high school in Washington state near Spokane

Spokane County Sheriff's deputies escort Caleb Sharpe from the Public Safety Building to the Juvenile Detention Center in Spokane Wash

Spokane County Sheriff's deputies escort Caleb Sharpe from the Public Safety Building to the Juvenile Detention Center in Spokane Wash

Every other high school in the district was put on lockdown as a precaution shortly after the shooting.

While little is known about the suspect, Freeman High School students described him as "a nice kid" who kept to himself. "The shooter is in the back seat of a patrol vehicle right now", Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said at the scene, where students, parents and teachers had been corralled into school buildings after the shots rang out around 10 a.m. The three others have been taken to an area hospital. They were in stable condition.

He did confirm that one person was killed at the school.

This story has been written through with all available information. The shooting occurred in a hallway outside a biology classroom.

Local media are reporting that a suspect has been detained and that multiple injuries were reported in the Freeman High School shooting.

One of those present was junior, Christina, who tweeted a picture from inside the school at the time of the gunfire.

It had the caption: "At Freeman elementary now". It also noted that at least four shots were fired by the gunman. Here's a photo (courtesy of local CBS affiliate KREM's Kierra Elfalan) of parents waiting outside the school for their children to be released into their care.

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"We need to understand what's going on in our society that students feel they need to take a weapon to solve the problems they are dealing with", Knezovich said.

Terrible - just hearing of the shooting at Freeman HS near Spokane. The deceased victim is allegedly a student at Freeman High. This is a awful day for the students, parents, teachers, administrators and the rest of that close-knit community.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this bout of violence. First responders in our region are one team.

Rockford Mayor Carrie Roecks also expressed her grief to The Spokesman-Review. "She got shot in the side and we don't know if it's lodged in her spine or her colon, but we know that it's pretty critical", the youngster said.

Meanwhile, the minute-long carnage had prompted the lock down of a dozen schools in neighbouring districts.

Freeman High School has 331 students, according to The Seattle Times. No parent should have to worry if their child is safe from gun violence while they are at school.

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