Schools in Spokane, Wash., were placed on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a shooting near Freeman High School.
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. Local news outlets are reporting that police are on the scene. After an hour, the school tweeted that the lockdown had been lifted.
The Associated Press reported that a Rockford, Wash., fire official said that there were injuries at the scene but that the “threat” had been “eliminated.” Spokane Fire department official Brian Schaeffer told the Associated Press that one person died and that three individuals were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said that one person “was detained.”
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office cautioned for people to avoid the area as they investigate the area. The sheriff’s office said in a tweet that law enforcement officers were going “room 2 room, floor by floor. We understand parents We understand parents are extremely concerned. We will provide info ASAP, please avoid area.”
Freeman High is located south of Spokane in eastern Washington state.
This post will be updated.