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Two dead after shooter opens fire at US high school

Police are at the scene in Washington, north Seattle.

Updated 22.45pm

POLICE IN THE UNITED STATES say that two people have died in a school shooting.

Police are still at the scene in Marysville, Washington, just north of Seattle in the US this evening.

A student opened fire at a US school Friday, injuring as many as seven people before killing himself, police and reports said.

Police have now confirmed the shooter’s death, and it is believed there were no other assailants involved.

Speaking to reporters, a police spokesperson said that two people died in the shooting, one being the shooter.

He was unable to confirm whether the second was staff or student.

The shooting occurred at Pilchuck High School, originating in the cafeteria.

A further security sweep of the school will take place soon.

Local TV station, Kirotv.com reports at the school is on lockdown and state that police have told parents not to turn up on campus. They also report that three people have been rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds.

Local news reports shows students fleeing the school. They have been evacuated to a local church.

The police spokesperson said students are being taken by bus to a reunification point.

“I was eating… I hear four gunshots and it was behind me. I saw a gun pointed at a table… then I ran out of the exit,” one student in the cafeteria, named only as Alex, told KIRO TV news.

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The Marysville School District said on its website: “The Marysville-Pilchuck High School is currently in lockdown due to an emergency situation. Police and emergency services have responded.”

sssss Source: Marysville School District

 

Additional reporting AFP and Nicky Ryan

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