On Wednesday morning, a shooter targeted Freeman High School in Rockford, south of Spokane, Washington. At least six people were shot; two were admitted to the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, according to the Spokesman-Review. Dr. Jeff Collins, the chief physician at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, stated, “We’re all hands on deck. We train for this regularly.”
First responders arrived at the school; at least five ambulances and a LifeFlight helicopter were reported at the scene.
A suspect was taken into custody. All Spokane Public schools were initially on lockdown:
That was changed a little later:
Annie Baxter, whose two daughters attend a middle school across the street from Freeman, told the Spokesman-Review that at 10:15 a.m., children were running into buildings because it was a “late start” day. She added, “They did a modified lockdown drill yesterday. I thought it was weird because they wouldn’t do (a drill) two days in a row.”
Cheryl Moser told the Spokesman-Review that her son, a freshman at the high school, called her from a classroom. She said, “He called me and said, ‘Mom there are gunshots.’ He sounded so scared. I’ve never heard him like that. You never think about something happening like this at a small school.”