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Police: Freshman opens fire in Marysville high school, kills one student, wounds 4 before killing himself

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MARYSVILLE, Wash. — At least two people were dead — including the gunman — in a shooting Friday morning at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, according to police.

Four people were injured, including three critically, and transported to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.

Two of the victims were later transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle — they were later identified as Andrew Fryberg, 15, who was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, and Nate Hatch, 14, who was shot in the jaw and listed in serious condition.

Two unidentified girls were hospitalized in critical condition at Providence.

Police said all of the wounded were under 18.

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Jaylen Fryberg

Police sources said the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Law enforcement sources confirm that the alleged shooter is freshman Jaylen Fryberg.

Authorities first learned about Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School — located in the 5600 block of 108th Street NE — after getting a 9-1-1 phone call around 10:40 a.m. from someone inside the school, said Robb Lamoureux of Marysville police.

The school was placed on lockdown at 10:45 a.m. Friday. Police and emergency vehicles could be seen around the school.

Tears, confusion follow gunshots at Marysville-Pilchuck High School (PHOTO GALLERY)

Police were searching room to room with guns drawn and marking rooms as they cleared them. Officers were finding students and staff members hiding throughout the school.

Shortly after 11:00 a.m. groups of students were seen walking away from the school with their hands in the air. Others were bused to a nearby church. Officials were asking parents not to come directly to the school.

The gunman went up to a table with students, "came up from behind ... and fired about six bullets into the backs of them," witness Jordan Luton told CNN. "They were his friends, so it wasn't just random," Luton said.

Another student told Q13 FOX News that she was eating in the cafeteria just two tables away when she saw the gunman stand up and pull a handgun out. Peyton said she heard five gunshots and ran to the nearest exit with other students.

VIDEO: Student describes shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School

The Marysville School District released this statement:

"Earlier today, Marysville Pilchuck High School was placed in lock down following an emergency situation. Police and emergency services responded and are now directing from their command center along with assistance from Marysville School District staff.  We are actively working with law enforcement in identifying students and getting them home safely.

A student reunification center is located at the corner of 116th and 51st Street at the Shoultes Community Church. Support services for students and families are also available at this location.

All after school events have been cancelled district-wide.

This is an active police investigation. All media calls are being directed to local law enforcement. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

We want to extend our thoughts and prayers to the families involved in this tragedy.  When something happens to one of our children, it happens to all of us.  We are working closely with law enforcement.  Our thoughts are with all students, families, staff, and our communities during this time.  "

The school district announced late Friday that school would be canceled for the week of Oct. 27 out of respect for the victims.

FBI and ATF agents were assisting local police.

An ATF official said the handgun used in the shooting had been successfully traced and it had been legally acquired.

The next media briefing was scheduled for 9 p.m.

A prayer vigil was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Grove Church, 4705 Grove Street in Marysville.

This is a developing story. Stay with Q13 FOX for updates on this breaking news.

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From Marysville Police:

Timeline

10:39 – Original call 

10:41 – SRO on scene

10:43 – Shooter was confirmed down

10:49 – Aid cars at scene

11:00 – Full SWAT arrived

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Statement from Gov. Jay


Inslee about today’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School

“On behalf of nearly 7
million Washingtonians, Trudi and I send our deepest condolences to the
students, staff and families of Marysville-Pilchuck High School, and
particularly to the families of the young victims of today’s tragedy.

 

“While there is much we don’t
know about today’s shooting, I am certain law enforcement is doing all it can
to provide answers. As we seek to understand what seems inexplicable, I know
the families of Marysville-Pilchuck will find their friends and neighbors at
their side to provide comfort and support in the coming days, weeks and
months. 

 

“The loss of life today has
left us grief-stricken and anguished — and I’m sure many young people and their
parents are worried, too. Tonight, hug your children a little longer and seek
comfort from loved ones. Take care of each other.”

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The following is a brief statement from Interim Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland. He is the former Marysville School District superintendent.

“My heartfelt thoughts are with the families, students, staff and entire Marysville community during this difficult time.”

Tyler Slauson October 24, 20143:01 PM

Marysville Public Work officials report that road closures will be in effect along 108th Street NE between 51st and 67th Avenues, as well as the entrance to the school on 51st near 112th. Detours are posted, and alternative routes are recommended. Motorists north of 51st should use 136th to and from State Avenue to the west, and 132nd for drivers heading east to 67th.

Tyler Slauson October 24, 20143:00 PM

There are approximately 30 students and staff that were witnesses to the shooting that are still on campus working with the SMART team. — Marysville police

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Police:  A male student, the shooter, and a female are both dead.  4 other students were injured in the shooting.

Travis Mayfield October 24, 20142:32 PM

Marysville Police:  the scene is now secure. 

Travis Mayfield October 24, 20142:15 PM

Statement from Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the students, faculty and families of Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday.

“It saddens and angers me greatly every time one of these heartbreaking tragedies takes place but I know that our community is strong and will recover from this with the passage of time.

“We will recover, but we will never forget the victims of today’s terrible violence.

“These scenes are all too familiar throughout our country. It is our job as legislators to do whatever is necessary to help our schools and police prevent tragedies like these in the future.”

Tyler Slauson October 24, 20142:14 PM

Latest update from Marysville S.D.:

Earlier today, Marysville Pilchuck High School was placed in lock down following an emergency situation. Police and emergency services responded and are now directing from their command center along with assistance from Marysville School District staff.  We are actively working with law enforcement in identifying students and getting them home safely. 


A student reunification center is located at the corner of 116th and 51st Street at the Shoultes Community ChurchSupport services for students and families are also available at this location.


All after school events have been cancelled district-wide. 


This is an active police investigation. All media calls are being directed to local law enforcement. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. 


We want to extend our thoughts and prayers to the families involved in this tragedy.  When something happens to one of our children, it happens to all of us.  We are working closely with law enforcement.  Our thoughts are with all students, families, staff, and our communities during this time.  

Travis Mayfield October 24, 20142:10 PM

Providence Everett Facebook page statement:

Updates on Marysville Shooting

Four patients arrived at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. One was transferred to Harborview. Three – all young people – remain at Providence with gunshot wounds. All three are in surgery and all are in critical condition. Approximately 20 physicians responded – two heart surgeons, two neurosurgeons, one chest surgeon, two trauma surgeons, one vascular surgeon and 12 ER physicians.

Four trauma rooms at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett – a Level 2 trauma center – were used to aid the victims. Providence staff were prepared for this emergency due to planning and regular drills. In addition to the medical care, Providence is now focused on supporting the families.

Tyler Slauson October 24, 20141:47 PM

Brett Cihon October 24, 20141:41 PM

(Marysville, WA) – At approximately, 10:40 a.m.,
Marysville Police officer assigned to Marysville-Pilchuck High School reported
an active shooter inside the school, located in the 5600 block of 108th St NE.

Marysville Police located two victims fatally wounded in
the shooting with an unknown number of individuals injured. One fatality is
believed to be the lone gunman, although a complete search of the high school
by police officers is currently underway.

A reunification station has been established at Shoultes
Gospel Hall, 5200 block of 116th St NE, to allow parents to be reunited with
their students.

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Travis Mayfield October 24, 20141:33 PM

Providence Hospital:  Three shooting victims at that facility are suffering from head wounds.

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Travis Mayfield October 24, 20141:32 PM

Providence Hospital:  3 victims in very critical condition. 1 out of surgery in intensive care.

Brett Cihon October 24, 20141:29 PM

Providence Hospital: 2 women, 2 young men taken to hospital following shooting. One transferred from there to hospital.

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Travis Mayfield October 24, 201412:56 PM

Prayer Vigil tonight

The Grove Church, 4705 Grove Street, Marysville, 6:30 PM prayer vigil

Travis Mayfield October 24, 201412:54 PM

Update from Harborview

12:30 p.m.

A male patient has arrived via ambulance to Harborview Medical
Center’s Emergency Department. He is currently being assessed and evaluated. I
do not know his condition until the initial evaluation has been completed.

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Travis Mayfield October 24, 201412:36 PM

Photo from the scene from viewer Gary Barton

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From CNN:

The shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School occurred in the cafeteria, a student on lockdown inside a classroom told CNN. Students initially thought it was a fire drill until teachers told everyone to run into the classrooms because there was an active shooting.

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Tyler Slauson October 24, 201411:37 AM

From Marysville S.D.:

IMPORTANT NOTICE

October 24, 2014:  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.
Travis Mayfield October 24, 201411:36 AM

From Marysville Schools:

October
24, 2014:  
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.

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Travis Mayfield October 24, 201411:25 AM

From Everett Public Schools:

We have learned today that Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville is the site of a tragic school shooting.

Students in all of Everett Public Schools are safe. As our students learn of the Marysville incident, they will need our support and reassurance. Each of us in the school district is prepared to support each of our students and our families dealing with this news.

As more information is verified, and as it appropriate to share, we will be in touch with you. Our hearts and thoughts are with the Marysville community.

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From another student believe to be at the school. This is unconfirmed and on Twitter:

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From a student believed to be at the school:

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