Student killed confronting gunman at Spokane school

The suspect -- also a student - was taken into custody at the Spokane County juvenile jail after the attack, which also wounded three others, according to police.
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Now to new details about that school shooting in Washington state. A student killing one, wounding three others before a custodian was able to stop him. Authorities say the suspect is now in custody. ABC Clayton Sandell is in Rockford, Washington, with the latest. Good morning. Reporter: And good morning, robin. You can see a small memorial started outside the high school. Police and paramedics got here almost immediately after the shooting started and remarkably they had just practiced for this type of incident the day before. Just as classes were starting gunfire at this high school near Spokane. Multiple students shot. We have one more victim in a classroom upstairs. Reporter: Authorities say a male student showed up armed with multiple guns. He was carrying a duffel bag and set it down and pulled it out and started shooting. Reporter: One student confronting the shooter. He went to his next weapon and a student walked up to him, engaged him and that student was shot. That student did not survive. Reporter: The gunman then shot three more students before a custodian stopped him. He was taken into custody but is not being identified because he is a juvenile. Classmates say there were signs the shooter was troubled. They were threatening things he said to me that I would rather not share since authorities and stuff. Reporter: He recently warned friends something bad was coming. He was sending out notes to his friends and said he would do something stupid where it either might get him killed or in jail. Reporter: Students say they told school counselors but this morning it's not clear what they've done. We have to find out what's wrong with our society that our children decide they need to take weapons to deal with the issues they're facing. Reporter: Parents in this tight-knit community are waking up to a horrifying and far too common tragedy. I always thought this is such a great school and you never would think anything like this would ever happen here but it definitely can happen anywhere. Reporter: Now those three wounded students were taken to a hospital expected to be okay. Today classes here are canceled but there will be counselors here to help anyone who needs it. I'm sure they do need that help. Thank you, Clayton. Every time you hear a story like that it boggles your mind. That ABC news exclusive.

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