Heroic student killed during school shooting tried to stop gunman

Witnesses report four shots being fired

Three other students were seriously injured by gunfire Wednesday morning at Freeman High School south of Spokane.

William Benson is the stepfather of two students at Freeman High School. Upon entering the premises, he proceeded to take out his weapons and attempted to fire one, which jammed.

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said the shooter entered the school armed with two weapons. "He went to his next weapon and a student walked up to him, engaged him and that student was shot".

The shooter, a sophomore at the school who has not yet been identified, opened fire shortly before 1:30 p.m. EDT. Moore added that all three would stay at the hospital through Wednesday night. It is located in the Freeman School District, in a small suburb of Spokane. The suspect's identity has not been released.

The paper described an anxious scene outside Freeman, which reportedly has about 330 students, as parents gathered by caution tape trying to reach their children while a procession of emergency vehicles - law enforcement, firefighters and ambulances - surrounded the scene.

Spokane Public Schools said on Twitter Wednesday morning that all schools in the district were "in full lockdown as a precautionary measure", and later tweeted the lockdown had been lifted.

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Local media are reporting that a suspect has been detained and that multiple injuries were reported in the Freeman High School shooting. "I came home and there was nothing that could stop the emotions", said Freeman High School junior Dylan Oja.

"I don't think anyone can make any sense out of this", said Sheriff Knezovich.

Sacred Heart Hospital confirmed three children were transported in stable condition following the shooting. Classrooms were then searched at the high school before Chief Schaeffer announced the threat eliminated.

"I thought I was going to be shot, because the girl right next to me was shot", she said.

According to gun safety advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, this is at least the 31st school shooting nationwide so far this year.

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