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Shooting at Washington State High School Leaves One Dead, Several Injured

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One student was killed and as many as four other people were injured in a shooting at Freeman High School outside of Spokane, Washington, Wednesday morning.

The shooter opened fire just after 10 a.m., the Spokesman-Review reports. Three victims were admitted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital in Spokane and all are in stable condition, according to a hospital spokesperson. The suspect, whose identity has not yet been released by authorities, is in police custody. "The shooter is in the back seat of a patrol car right now," Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich told the Spokesman-Review.

All Spokane-area schools were temporarily placed on lockdown after the shooting. The shooting occurred one day after a lockdown drill was conducted at the district's schools, according to Annie Baxter, who encountered alarms as she dropped her daughters off at the Freeman Middle School Wednesday morning; the middle school sits across the street from the high school. "They did a modified lockdown drill yesterday," Baxter told the Spokesman-Review. "I thought it was weird because they wouldn't do [a drill] two days in a row."

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