Classmate says Spokane-area school shooter was student


Washington state officials are releasing statements about the Wednesday shooting at Freeman High School.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital received three pediatric patients, spokeswoman Nicole Stewart said.

Their injuries are not known.

Annie Baxter, whose two daughters attended a middle school across the street, told the Spokesman-Review that kids were running into buildings when she pulled up.

All Spokane Public Schools and the surrounding school districts were placed on lockdown following the shooting.

Law enforcement says the threat at Freeman HS has been eliminated and the kids are being accounted for.

Emergency crews are responding to reports of a shooting at Freeman High School in Spokane County.

Some media reported a total of six people had been hit by bullets, including the deceased.

According to a school resource officer, there were 4 people shot.

Anxious parents rushed to the school in the town of about 500 people near the Idaho border, about 25 miles southeast of Spokane.

A Twitter user named Christina identified herself as a junior at the high school and said she had been evacuated following at least four shots.

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

All Freeman School District and all Spokane School District schools went into lockdown.

PBS NewsHour will update this story as it develops.