Seattle High School Shooter was Campus Homecoming Prince
Law enforcement officials are reporting that the shooter died from a self-inflicted gun shot
UPDATE, 2:55 P.M. (Pacific): Friday’s Marysville-Pilchuck High School gunman has been identified as freshman Jaylen Fryberg, who has been described as popular, friendly and was named the school’s homecoming king two weeks ago. Just after 10:30 a.m., he walked into the cafeteria and began shooting into the backs of his friends, reports CNN. Fryberg shot five people, one of them fatally.
Police arrived at the scene just before 10:40 a.m. The school was locked down for several hours after the shots were fired.
ORIGINAL STORY: A student gunman, who reportedly opened fire at a Seattle high school Friday morning, is being reported dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to two law enforcement sources. Another person was also reported dead, but police didn’t confirm whether it was a student or staff member.
There were reports that at least four people were at shot at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, according to the Seattle Times. Other students were walking out of the school with their hands up, while being sent to neighboring fields. Others were bused to a nearby church. Students remained inside their classroom in lockdown as police continued to search the school with guns drawn. The police said they were planning to make a second search of the campus, which includes multiple buildings. Students were sent to a nearby church to be reunited with their families.
The Seattle Times also reported three students were in critical condition, with head injuries, at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, while a fourth student was sent to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he was being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.
In a press conference, Marysville Police Department Commander Robert Lamoureux said officials, including SWAT teams, had trained at the school in the past.
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