A shooting inside Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington state left at least six wounded and the suspected gunman dead, according to officials and reports.
Rochelle Sheppard has two kids inside the school who she’s managed to reach by cell phone. She’s been speaking with Seattle’s KOMO News.
“My son, who is a freshman, he’s in a classroom. They are locked down…. they’re hiding under desks, in closets, anywhere that they can. he was being extremely quiet both of my kids were. I had spoken with my daughter who’s a sophmore. [She was] also under a desk in the classroom. She said that they can’t talk loud. She doesn’t know what’s going on. They heard about six or seven gunshots,” she says.
Sheppard says there’s a constant stream of emergency vehicles heading to the school. Witnesses also tell KOMO the shooting took place inside the cafeteria.
The building is being evacuated and most of the students are out.
The Marysville School District released this statement:
“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 Pilchuck until further notice from law enforcement. We will continue to forward communication in cooperation with law enforcement.
Students who attend MPHS campus are being relocated to the Shoultes Community Church at the corner of 116th and 51st Street. Buses will take students home from there. Those parents in the area wanting to pick up their child will need to go to the church location and sign out their child out with school administrator or law enforcement.
All after-school activities across the district are canceled today.”
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