Update: Two Killed in Washington High School Shooting
The gunman and another individual are dead following a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. The school is still under lockdown and police believe only one gunman was involved.
"We are confident that there was only one shooter and that the shooter is dead," said Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureaux to�The Seattle Times.�Police say the gunman, a student at the high school, was killed when he turned the gun on himself after opening fire on campus.
In a press conference this afternoon, Lamoureaux declined to comment on any information about the other individual who was killed, saying he would be able to release more information following a command center hearing at 1:30 p.m. local time. Lamoureux also said that earlier reports that victims had been airlifted to local hospitals were inaccurate as all victims who were injured in the incident were rushed to hospitals via ground transportation.
The shooting began at approximately 10:45 a.m. local time close to the cafeteria and police have completed the initial sweep of the campus. Authorities are now beginning a second sweep of the high school's "large campus," which will allow them to make sure the facility is "completely safe" and clear.
Students at the school are being relocated to the Shoultes Community Church and buses will take the students home from there, according to a notice posted on the school district's website. Parents in the area wanting to pick up their children are being asked to go to the church location on 116th and 51st streets to sign their children out with school administrators or law enforcement.
Ayn Dietrich, an FBI spokesperson in Seattle, said FBI personnel were on their way to Marysville to assist with the investigation into the incident,�KOIN 6�reports, citing the�Associated Press.
The high school is part of the Marysville School District north of Seattle in Snohomish County with more than 11,000 students in 11 elementary schools, four middle schools, and eight high schools. The county is the third most populous in Washington.
This is a developing story and�Security Management�will continue to update this post as more information becomes available.