Spokane Public Schools just announced that a shooting has been reported at Freeman High School in Spokane, Washington. Freeman School District and south side Spokane School District schools are “being placed into modified lockdown as a precautionary measure.”
First responders are at the school now, with law enforcement radio channels adding that they were unsure whetehre it was a shooting or a stabbing. An automated warning repeated on their radio channels, saying “Freeman High School. Gunshots or stabbing. Stand back.”
A student who evacuated the high school said she heard “At least 4 shots.” The Mirror reported at least three people have been wounded. It is unknown if there have been any fatalities at this time.
At Freeman elementary currently. I am a junior, evacuated from the high school. At least 4 shots. pic.twitter.com/RnGbbbahbK
— Christina✌🏽️ (@TheChristinaXX) September 13, 2017
Parents are currently waiting outside the building to see their children.
Parents are standing outside of Freeman High School right now waiting to see their kids. pic.twitter.com/SoJ6JhXHsJ
— Kierra Elfalan (@KierraKREM) September 13, 2017
According to radio traffic, at least five ambulances and a helicopter have been summoned to the scene, which is still being classified as an “active shooter” situation.
— Peter Maxwell (@KHQPeterMaxwell) September 13, 2017
This is a breaking news story. More updates will be published as details become available.
UPDATE: Respected freelance journalist Edward Lawrence reports that one person may have died, and the shooter has been arrested.
There’s been a shooting at Freeman High School in Spokane, WA. 3 injured. One person possibly dead. Suspect has been arrested. #breaking
— Edward Lawrence (@NewsEdward) September 13, 2017