This is so heartbreaking. Two teenage girls died at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona after being fatally shot on Feb. 12. The campus is being evacuated, but, luckily, there is said to be no danger to the school or community following the scary incident.
Independence High School is on lockdown after two 15-year-old female students were found tragically shot to death in the early morning of Feb. 12. This incident is not being considered an “active shooter” situation, and the rest of the students are being united with their family members as first responders are investigating the shocking case.
The two teenagers were shot just before 8:00 a.m., and police arrived almost immediately to the scene. Officers found one firearm beside the ladies’ bodies, a Glendale Police Officer said in a news conference detailing the scary situation, and although the case is still being investigated, there is said to be no danger to the school or community and no threats of an active shooter at this time. It is suspected that this is a case of a murder-suicide or double suicide, although officials cannot confirm either.
No witnesses have come forward and the incident took place on an “isolated” part of campus, before the Friday school day even begun. The school was placed on lockdown, with parents being bussed in from a local Walmart to help evacuate their children from campus.
“As details of this morning’s tragic shooting continue to be released, our hearts remain with the students, educators and families of Independence High School and the entire Glendale community,” Arizona governor, Doug Ducey, said in a press release. “I commend the police officers, first responders, school safety officials, teachers and school administrators for their swift response and diligent work to secure the area and protect the students at the school. The state of Arizona continues to watch the situation closely, and stands at the ready to offer any support the school or community need. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, with everyone on scene and with the community during this difficult time.”
Police are not looking for any suspects, according to reporters, and resources have already been made available for any other students who may be affected by this situation. SO, so sad.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked to hear about this story? What do you think happened?