So scary. A school shooting has been reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, just north of Seattle. Two students are confirmed dead, including the shooter and four others are in surgery for head wounds.
Two students are confirmed dead, including the shooter, Jaylen Fryberg. At least four other victims have head wounds and are being treated after being shot at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state on Oct. 24. The shooting reportedly happened inside the school cafeteria, and students were evacuated and have been reunited with their parents at a local church.
Washington High School Shooting: 3 Students Injured And 1 Dead At Marysville-Pilchuck
Police responded to a shooting before noon, Inci Yarkut, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Patrol, tells CNN.
The shooter, who was a student, is deceased, a police officer revealed during a press conference. The officer did not reveal the sex of the shooter, but one student reports seeing “a boy opening fire in the cafeteria,” according to a CNN affiliate. Police say they’re “confident” that there was only one shooter.
There are witnesses reported hearing four to six shots on the sprawling campus. Students are currently being evacuated and taken to a nearby church in multiple school buses, CNN reports.
Footage taken by CNN affiliate KIRO-TV in Seattle showed police vehicles and ambulances surrounding the high school for some time after the incident.
Marysville Pilchuck High School On Lockdown
The Marysville School District released the following statement during the incident:
“The Marysville Pilchuck High School is currently in lock down due to an emergency situation. Police and emergency services have responded. The Marysville School District lock down procedures will remain in effect at Marysville Pilchuck until further notice from law enforcement. We will continue to forward communication in cooperation with law enforcement.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their loved ones.
— Tierney McAfee