A radical left-wing maniac took a gun into a Spokane, WA High School and started shooting Trump supporters! One person is dead, at least three others are injured.
A person has died and at least three people have been injured in shooting at a high school in suburban Spokane, Washington.
The shooting occurred at Freeman High School in Rockport, Washington, on Wednesday morning at around 10am.
Police say there is no longer a threat but they have not confirmed whether the shooter is the person who died or if they are in custody.
Spokane Fire Department Chief said the shooter had been 'successfully neutralized' on Wednesday morning.
Three victims were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital where they remain in a 'satisfactory' condition.
None of the victims' ages have been released.
Before they were evacuated, terrified students took to Twitter to share frightening pictures of their classmates hiding on the floor.
'At freeman elementary currently. I am a junior, evacuated from the high school. At least 4 shot,' one student wrote.
Sheriff's deputies went 'floor to floor', 'room to room' to search the school building to account for all of its students.
At around 11.30am local time (2:30 PM Eastern time), Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer said there was no longer a threat.
'There was a call approximately an hour and 25 minutes ago for a shooter in the school.
'The fire department responded collectively with sheriff's office.
'They organized together as soon as they arrived and their mission was to go in and neutralize or locate and neutralize the person who had the weapon and immediately start to care for any victims they found.
'They did that successfully,' he said.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee said the shooting was 'heartbreaking'.
'All Washingtonians are thinking of the victims and their families.
'We’re grateful for the service of school staff and first responders working to keep our students safe,' he said in a tweet.
Every other high school in the district was put on lockdown as a precaution shortly after the shooting. They are now safe.
Terrified parents flocked to the school immediately after news of the shooting spread.
Spokane Police immediately closed the highway which approaches the school, forcing some parents to abandon their cars and walk more than a mile to get to their children.
Shortly after 12pm, two hours after the shooting, police began reuniting students with parents who had gathered outside.
"The shooter has been apprehended and is taken into custody," he said.
Michael Harper, 15, a sophomore at the school, told The Associated Press that the suspect was a classmate who had long been obsessed with past school shootings.
Harper said the suspect brought notes to Freeman in the beginning of the year, saying he might get killed or jailed and that some students alerted counselors.
Harper said the shooter had many friends and wasn't bullied, calling him "nice and funny and weird."