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Emergency crews are responding to Freeman High School in Washington state's Spokane County after reports of shots fired on campus Wednesday, KXLY reports. A school resource officer says four were injured at the Rockford school and that a suspect is in custody. All schools in the area were on lockdown as a precaution.
Multiple injuries have been reported and a suspect is in custody after a shooting at Freeman High School in Rockford, south of Spokane. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said at the scene that six people were shot, one fatally. “The shooter is in the backseat of a patrol car right now,” Knezovich said.
“They did a modified lockdown drill yesterday,” she said. “I thought it was weird because they wouldn’t do (a drill) two days in a row.”
Spokane Public Schools said on Twitter that all schools in the district “are in full lockdown as a precautionary measure.” An automated phone call also went out to parents of Spokane schools students. Freeman schools are not part of that district.
Cheryl Moser said her son, a freshman at Freeman High School, called her from a classroom on the second floor after hearing shots fired. “He called me and said, ‘Mom there are gunshots.’ He sounded so scared. I’ve never heard him like that,” Moser said. “You never think about something happening like this at a small school.”
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: slapjacks
Well, the running goal is to train the teachers in proper responses to incidents like this BEFORE they are licensed to carry in the school. Hopefully that would necessitate quarterly training, if not monthly, to keep the license, because I do agree with you--if the teacher is not well trained, there is a 50/50 on whether it would help or hinder.
I'm for it, but obviously it would need to be voluntary, and it would necessitate ample training.
GEORGETOWN, OH (FOX19) -
Some teachers and staff members will be armed when Georgetown Exempted Village students return to class next week,
The school district adopted a resolution to allow certified teachers and staff members to carry concealed guns.
Teachers and staff who are authorized to carry weapons must maintain a concealed carry license issued by the State of Ohio and undergo training with the Georgetown Police department.