Independence High School Shooting In Arizona: Two Girls Shot Dead


Police have responded to a shooting on Friday morning at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona, and report at least two have been shot, one fatally.

Police and fire crews were on the scene at Independence High School as the authorities in the area closed 75th Avenue between Glendale Avenue and Bethany Home Road, according to the Maricopa County Department of Transportation.

The International Business Times reports:

Glendale was the location of a 2000 incident in which an armed 14-year-old, Sean Wayne Botkin, held a classroom of students hostage at his old elementary school. He ultimately surrendered and did not injure anyone, according to the Associated Press.

An ABC 15 reporter tweeted:

KFVS reports that parents have gathered outside the school.

“I’m looking for my son,” one mother said.

A large blue tarp outside the school cafeteria has been set up by the police. At this point, details are sketchy and it’s not known if the victims are students and/or staff members.

An ambulance was seen leaving the area. The Glendale High School District has not issued a statement yet.

Police are calling it an “isolated incident.”

The school is still on lockdown.

Update: Two students were involved in the shooting.

Update: Sources are reporting that the victims were both female and 15-years-old.

Update: CNN is reporting that the girls were found shot dead with a firearm near them, police said. Investigators believe at least one of the teens may have fired the fatal shots, but that is not confirmed.

Here it comes – thoughts and prayers from the Republican Governor.

On an aside (sort of), the mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold will give her first-ever TV interview tonight on Diane Sawyer’s prime-time ABC show 20/20.

The broadcast comes ahead of the publication of Sue Klebold’s book, Silence Broken: A Mother’s Reckoning.

It’s 2016 and school shootings are becoming a common occurrence.

No guns were reportedly harmed during this latest school shooting. And no one in Congress has developed the balls to tackle this problem because most of our elected officials are owned by the National Rifle Association.

Independence High School employes 90 teachers and has about 2,000 students. We’re sure if all the students had guns, something something, freedom something…..

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