Terrified students tweet from inside the Marysville school shooting


At least four people have been shot.

A gunman has targeted a school in Marysville, Wa., located just north of Seattle.

Police responded to a call at Marysville-Pilchuck High School of shots fired within the campus. Local news station KOIN reported ambulances were on scene and reported the shooting began at around 10:45 a.m. 

CBS News reports that at least three patients have arrived at a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds. One reportedly has an injury to the head.

According to reporters, the suspected shooter is apparently dead from a self-inflicted wound. Some students tweeted in horror from the situation, reporting that the shooter may have been in the high school’s cafeteria.

To add to the horror, Marysville students tweeted out directions to fellow students about how to stay safe in the school. The tweets appear to have been posted as the shooting was happening, or in the immediate aftermath.

Update 12:22pm PT, 10.24.14: Police have confirmed that the shooter has died, and that only one gunman targeted the school.

This story is developing. We will update with confirmed details as they come.

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Ned Donovan

Ned Donovan

Ned Donovan is a politics and entertainment journalist who's done stints with GQ, Wired, and the Daily Mail. His bylines have also appeared in the Week, the Telegraph, BuzzFeed, History Today, and elsewhere.