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1 dead, at least 3 hurt at Washington high school; suspect in custody |

1 dead, at least 3 hurt at Washington high school; suspect in custody
1 dead, at least 3 hurt at Washington high school; suspect in custody Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:00:36 EDT

One student is dead and three others were injured in a shooting at Freeman High School south of Spokane, according to the Spokane fire chief.

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Shots were fired at about 10:15 a.m. local time Wednesday.

A suspect is in custody. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the threat "has been eliminated."

At a news conference at Freeman High School, Schaeffer said he did not know if the suspect was a student. 

The three survivors have been transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where a news conference will be held at at 1:30 p.m. The hospital told KHQ three pediatric patients, indicating they were students, were in satisfactory condition there. The news conference had originally been scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

There were about 40 law enforcement personnel and first responders at the shooting scene, KHQ said. The student who died in the shooting remains at the school.

Students have been evacuated from Freeman. Spokane County deputies went room to room at the school to ensure no students or threats remained inside, and the school has been officially cleared.

Freeman students have congregated at the football field, where they are being interviewed and counted. Parents are being reunited with their children in groups of 10 at a time.

Spokane Public Schools, the Central Valley School District and the Mead District were all on lockdown after the shooting. The lockdowns have since been lifted.

Upon hearing about the shooting, Gov. Jay Inslee released the following statement: 

"This morning's shooting at Freeman High School is heartbreaking. All Washingtonians are thinking of the victims and their families, and are grateful for the service of school staff and first responders working to keep our students safe.
"As Spokane County officials continue their investigation to get the answers to the questions so many of us have during these unthinkable tragedies, the Washington State Patrol and all state agencies will do whatever we can to help provide support and comfort in the days and weeks to come."

This is a developing story.