Teen planned to use a semiautomatic rifle in deadly Washington school shooting

SPOKANE, Wa (WSYR-TV) - According to a Spokane, Washington newspaper, The Spokesman-Review, alleged high school shooter told law enforcement he shot his classmates to "teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others."

The teen is accused of shooting and killing one classmate, and injuring three others at Freeman High School on Wednesday. 

Those wounded were sent to a local hospital and are expected to survive.

The Spokesman-Review says that the teen brought an assault-style, semiautomatic rifle and a handgun to school.

Citing court records, the Review says that the suspect's mother told authorities that he had written a suicide note a week earlier.

The teen is being held in an area juvenile detention center.

The Freeman Middle and Elementary schools were placed on lockdown.

This is a developing story. More information will  be added as it becomes available. 


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