Sheriff: Custodian stopped school shooting, suspect due in court Thursday

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ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say a shooter killed a classmate who confronted him in a hallway at a Washington state high school and wounded three others.

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Wednesday the shooter came to Freeman High School in Rockford armed with two weapons, and one jammed when he tried to fire it.

The suspect was obsessed with previous school shootings, a classmate says, and had brought notes at the beginning of the school year, saying he was going to do "something stupid" and might get killed or jailed.

Authorities say a school custodian was the staffer who stopped a student from continuing the shooting rampage. The custodian approached the shooter during the incident and ordered him to surrender.

The sheriff's office says a deputy who works as a school resource officer arrived shortly thereafter and took the shooter into custody.

The victims who were seriously injured Wednesday at Freeman High School in tiny Rockford, Washington, are expected to survive.

The suspect was taken into custody. He's expected to be in court on Thursday.