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Healing Begins for Freeman Community

Sep 13, 2017

The healing is starting for the families of students in the Freeman School District, south of Spokane, where a student this morning shot four fellow students, killing one.

At least two vigils are scheduled this evening, one at St. John’s Cathedral and another at Riverpark Square in downtown Spokane.

After the shooting, the three students were taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center, Providence Chief Operating Officer Peg Currie said parents came to be with their kids and fellow students made the drive in from the suburban school district as well.

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One student from Freeman High School was killed this morning in a shooting at the school. Spokane County authorities have arrested one person in connection with that.

Three other students were also hit by gunfire and taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center.

"We have three teenagers with us and they’re all doing well. They’re stable at this point. One will be requiring some surgery later this afternoon,” said trauma surgeon Dr. Mike Moore.

He wouldn’t elaborate on the students’ injuries. Their parents have joined them at the hospital.

A student is dead and three are in serious but stable condition after a shooting Wednesday morning at Freeman High School in Freeman, Washington, near Spokane.

A student told reporters that a male schoolmate had brought two guns to school and fired one of them at the beginning of the late-start school day at 10:15 a.m. Spokane fire chief Brian Schaeffer said the suspect was "taken down safely" and is in custody of law enforcement. 

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