A child has died and at least three others have been injured in shooting at a high school in Washington. The shooting occurred at Freeman High School in Rockport, Washington, on Wednesday morning at around 10am. The shooter was taken in to custody after being ‘safely neutralized’.
The three injured children 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.
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, Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer said there was no longer a threat.
The three children were rushed to the Sacred Heart Medical Center, 16 miles away.
One girl who was evacuated from the school said her cousin was among those injured.
The hospital has since revealed that all students it is caring for are in a stable condition.