Teacher Shot & Killed At Tacoma, Wash., School

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – Tacoma, Wash., authorities say a special education teacher was shot and killed Friday at an elementary school by an acquaintance who was reportedly shot and killed by police.

A school district spokesman says the woman was shot at about 7:35 a.m. at Birney Elementary before students arrived. The spokesman says the teacher worked in the language resource center helping students one-on-one with reading problems.

The school has about 400 students in grades K-5. Classes were called off for the day.

Police spokesman Mark Fulghum says the suspect and the victim knew each other and were in their 30s.

The News Tribune and KOMO-TV report that the suspected shooter was shot and killed by police in the Frederickson area, which is about 11 miles south of the school.

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