The Latest: Arizona school shooting was murder-suicide
Feb. 13, 2016
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb (all times local):
Police now say the deaths of two 15-year-old female students at a high school in a Phoenix suburb is a murder-suicide.
Glendale Police Officer Tracey Breeden say a suicide note was located at the scene of Friday morning's shooting at Independence High School.
She says both victims were shot once and a weapon was found near the bodies, which were located near the school's cafeteria area under a covered patio.
Breeden says the teens have been positively identified, but their names aren't being released by police because they are juveniles.
A student says she was shocked to learn that two teens died in a shooting at her suburban Phoenix high school.
Lanie Walter, a senior, said Friday that the shooting was heartbreaking because "everyone is so loving" at Independence High School.
She says she heard ambulances on her way to the campus in Glendale but didn't think much of it until her first class went on lockdown.
She called her parents to tell them she was OK and said her mother was relieved because she had been watching the news.
Police say two 15-year-old girls, both students, were found dead on campus. Authorities didn't know what led to the shooting but say they're not looking for anybody else.
Worried parents will be bused to a Phoenix-area high school to be reunited with their children after two students were killed in a shooting.
Police say the two 15-year-old girls were found dead Friday morning at Independence High School in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale.
Authorities didn't know what led to the shooting but say they're not looking for anybody else. A gun was found near the bodies.
Hundreds of concerned parents have been waiting outside stores near the school. School district Superintendent Brian Capistran told reporters that parents will be bused to campus to meet their children.
He says families then will be taken off campus by bus. Students may also ride their normal buses home.
Police say two female students died in a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb.
Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters Friday that both victims were 15-year-old girls and were shot once. She says authorities are not searching for any suspects and a weapon was found near the bodies.
She did not have any information on the relationship between the girls, who died at the scene. They were found near an administration building.
Breeden says police received a call of a shooting just before 8 a.m. and they were on scene within minutes.
She told parents awaiting word on their kids that "your children are safe."
Dozens of worried parents are waiting at a convenience store for word about their kids after police say two teens were shot at a high school in a Phoenix suburb.
Glendale police say there's no active shooter and no more danger at Independence High School. Authorities and school officials have not discussed the conditions of the teens.
The Glendale Union High School District says in a statement on its website that no one can leave or enter the campus until police ensure the school's safety and lift a lockdown.
Parents were directed to locations near the school. Many crowded a nearby Walmart parking lot.
At the convenience store, Cheryl Rice said she was frightened for her 15-year-old daughter but was relieved when the girl called to say she was OK.
Police say two teens have been shot at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, but there is no more danger to the rest of the campus.
Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters Friday that she doesn't know whether the victims at Independence High School are students. She didn't discuss the conditions of the teens.
She didn't say who fired the shots but said there is no active shooter situation now. The school is on lockdown.
Police and fire units have descended on the school. Streets are closed to traffic in the residential area around the campus.
A Glendale Union High School District spokeswoman didn't immediately return a call for comment.
The district website says the school has more than 2,000 students and was founded in 1977.