Multiple injuries reported in Spokane, Washington high school shooting
Ambulances and medical helicopters were called to the Freeman High School in Rockford, south of Spokane, in the US state of Washington, after reports of multiple injuries due to a shooting.
The suspect is in custody, the Spokane Spokesman-Review reports. The paper said six people were shot, but did not provide any details.
Motorists have been told to avoid using Highway 27, so ambulances and police could get through, KHQ-TV reported.
Area schools have been put on preventive lockdown.
Annie Baxter, whose two daughters attend the middle school across the street, told the Spokesman-Review that she heard an alarm sound and saw children running into the school around 10:15 am local time.
The school just had a lockdown drill on Tuesday, Baxter said, so she “thought it was weird because they wouldn’t do (a drill) two days in a row.”
She was told at least one person was shot but is expected to survive.