Student killed trying to stop gunman

ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Washington state (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Authorities say a student who shot four people at a high school in Washington state killed a fellow student who attempted to stop him.

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Wednesday the shooter came to Freeman High School in Rockford armed with two weapons, and one jammed when he tried to fire it.

The sheriff says a student approached the shooter and attempted to block him before he was shot and killed.

Knezovich says the gunman then shot three additional students before a school staff member stopped him.

The sheriff called it a courageous action by the staffer.

Knezovich says no officers fired their weapons and the gunman had been disabled by the time officers arrived.

Knezovich says the suspect is the county’s juvenile jail.

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2 p.m.

A student says the gunman who opened fire at a high school in a small town outside Spokane, Washington, is a classmate.

Michael Harper, who’s 15, told The Associated Press that the suspect had long been obsessed with past school shootings. He says he saw the student at school with a duffel bag.

Authorities say one student died and three were injured in Wednesday at Freeman High School in the tiny town of Rockford. The suspect is in custody and hasn’t been identified by authorities.

Harper, a sophomore, said the suspect had brought notes to school in the beginning of the year, saying he might get killed or jailed. Harper says some students alerted counselors.

The teen said the suspect wasn’t bullied, calling him “nice and funny and weird.”

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11:55 a.m.

Officials say one person was killed and at least three others were shot when a gunman opened fire at a high school in Washington state.

Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire Department told reporters that one person died in the shooting Wednesday morning at Freeman High School in Rockford, south of Spokane.

Three of the injured were taken to a hospital.

The Spokesman-Review reports Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said at the scene that the shooter was in custody.

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11:35 a.m.

Fire officials in Washington state say people have been injured and taken to a hospital after a shooting at a high school.

Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire Department says the threat “has been eliminated” at Freeman High School in Rockford, south of Spokane. He wouldn’t release how many people were injured Wednesday or their conditions. He provided no more details.

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