GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The Latest on a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb (all times local):
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.