1 killed in shooting at Washington high school, student arrested

1 killed in shooting at Washington high school, student arrested

Police say there is no longer a threat but they have not confirmed whether the shooter is the person who died.

Told Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich during a press release, 'Today that student came to school, armed.

The fire chief described a chaotic scene at the school, with the sounds of bullets echoing through the halls prompting fears that there was more than one shooter. But she said other students had told her that he had made an ominous post about his intentions on a social media account.

The three victims who survived were all stable and doing well, officials said, although one was expected to need surgery later Wednesday. He was stopped by a member of the school's faculty. The identity of the suspect and the total number of people injured was not immediately clear. We will provide info ASAP, please avoid area. "We train for this regularly". The suspect is in custody and hasn't been identified by authorities. One student tweeted a photo following the incident, showing fellow students sitting on a classroom floor.

The caption of the tweet, which was in reply to a tweet about the situation from Spokane News, read, "At Freeman elementary now. At least four shots". "I've never heard him like that", Moser told the Spokesman Review of Spokane. "You never think about something happening like this at a small school".

Spokane County Sheriff's vehicles and an ambulance outside Freeman High School in Spokane, Washington. One of his friends gave the note to her. School officials could not be reached for comment by PEOPLE. Students ran for cover, and some were led to safety at nearby elementary and middle schools.

"Not knowing who is affected is hard", Roecks says.

Gov. Jay Inslee said in an announcement that "all Washingtonians are thinking about the casualties and their families, and are appreciative for the administration of school staff and specialists on call attempting to protect our understudies". The student who was killed in the shooting engaged with the suspect, Knezovick said, speculating that the deceased victim had tried to talk the suspect out of it. School has been canceled for Thursday, Knezovick said.

This is a breaking story, and we will report new details as they become available.

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