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Spokane school shooting: 1 dead, 3 injured

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All schools in the Spokane district were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure. All schools in the Spokane district were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.
ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) -

 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, south of Spokane, 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. Those students were taken to the hospital in serious condition Wednesday morning.
  
The sheriff called it a courageous action by the staffer. The suspect is in custody and hasn't been identified by authorities.
  
Knezovich says no officers fired their weapons and the gunman had been disabled by the time officers arrived.
  
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.


  
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."

All schools in the Spokane district were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure. That was lifted later in the day.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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