"The Marysville School District will stand by them and provide the support and care needed in the days and months to come".
"He proceeded to take his weapons out", Knezovich said.
The Spokesman-Review reports Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said at the scene that the shooter was in custody. "He went to his next weapon, a student walked up to him, engaged him and that student was shot". The surviving victims, who were in their mid-teens, were listed in stable condition, a local hospital said.
Spokane schools were placed on lockdown with parents gathering to try and get information.
The Spokesman says in their report that the first call across police radio was, "Freeman High School".
A two-lane road into the community of about 500 people near the Idaho border was clogged with vehicles.
The shooting happened in the hallway of the second floor of Freeman High School, south of Spokane, police said.
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Schaeffer said the deceased student's body remained in the school late Wednesday morning during an investigation. I am a junior, evacuated from the high school.
The sign for Freeman High School in Rockford, Wash., is seen outside the campus, September 13, 2017. As of 11:30 Benson said he had not yet heard from his younger stepson.
Harper also said that the suspect had shared a note with some friends saying that he "was going to do something stupid".
"He called me and said, 'Mom there are gunshots.' He sounded so scared".
Officials had not named the suspect as of 1 p.m., but he appears to have been a sophomore at the high school.
Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane confirmed three children were transported following the shooting, but it will not release the extent of their injuries until cleared to do so by their families.
According to gun safety advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, this is at least the 31st school shooting nationwide so far this year.
"They did a modified lockdown drill yesterday", she told local paper The Spokesman Review.