1 student dead, 3 injured in high school shooting near Spokane

BREAKING: 'SIx shot by gunman' at school as children take cover in classrooms

The Spokesman-Review reports Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said at the scene that the shooter was in custody.

Medical personnel are also at the school and the safety of the students is the No. 1 priority, police said.

Images shared on social media showed students at Freeman sheltering in place.

Fox Spokane quotes a local fire chief as saying the "threat is eliminated".

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The paper reported that one victim was killed and at least several others wounded.

She says classes were about to begin because it's a "late start" day.

The school is located in Rockford, a town of about 500 people located a few miles south of Spokane, WA.

Freeman Store says parents are meeting outside in the parking lot by Freeman High School.

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September 13, 2017We're grateful for the service of school staff and first responders working to keep our students safe. Authorities said the shooting was first reported at 10:30 a.m. The lockdown was lifted nearly an hour later.

Officials posted on the Spokane Public Schools' Twitter account that all campuses had been placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure after reports of a shooting.

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tweeted, "Awful - just hearing of the shooting at Freeman HS near Spokane".

No other information was immediately available.

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