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Terrified students tweet from inside the Marysville school shooting

At least four people have been shot.


Ned Donovan

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 24, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 8:26 am CDT

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.

JUST IN: Providence Regional Hospital ER nurse confirms three patients have arrived with gunshot wounds, 1 in the head; 4th patient expected

— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 24, 2014

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.

BREAKING: Police source says alleged Marysville-Pilchuck HS gunman dead from self-inflicted wound.

— Jennifer Sullivan (@SeattleSullivan) October 24, 2014

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.


— Miguel Rocha (@Miguel_Rocha34) October 24, 2014


— Miguel Rocha (@Miguel_Rocha34) October 24, 2014

I never wanna see that again ever

— Miguel Rocha (@Miguel_Rocha34) October 24, 2014

@Ray_Raaaay21 one of the kids in the lunchroom started shooting and everyone booked it

— ƙąɬıɛ (@___katiie) October 24, 2014

So glad I didn’t get shot… I was like a table away! Thank god 🙏

— Jaime Hernandez (@Baeme_) October 24, 2014

@Q13FOX kid came into the cafeteria and walked over to a table and pulled out the gun and shot 4-6 shots at students sitting down

— Austin (@Awstin_joynaaa) October 24, 2014

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

JUST IN: Police: Wa. school shooter is dead; confident there was only 1 shooter –

— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) October 24, 2014

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

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*First Published: Oct 24, 2014, 3:58 pm CDT