Reports of school shooting in Marysville, Washington
October 24, 2014  //  By:   //  US News  //  Comments are off

by Carol Thompson

Reports are coming in of a school shooting in Marysville, Wash. According to the reports a student opened fire in the school cafeteria Friday morning injuring at least six before killing himself.

The latest reports are stating that two have been killed and four injured.

Austin Joyner, a student at the school, said on Twitter that he saw the shooter come into the cafeteria, walk over to a table, pull out a gun and shoot students who were sitting there.

Four of the injured were taken by ambulance to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. Three were in critical condition, with head injuries. A fourth, with lesser injuries, was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

At a noon news conference, Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureaux called the scene an active investigation and said police officers are still going door-to-door to ensure the school campus is safe.  They are leaving tape to mark the doors of the rooms that have been cleared. Officers are finding students and staff members hiding alone or in small groups.

“We are confident that there was only one shooter and that the shooter is dead,” Lamoureaux said.

This is a developing stor


About the Author :

Carol Thompson is a veteran investigative reporter residing in central New York. She spent 23 years with a local newspaper, The Valley News, before leaving for the Syracuse New Times, and now, VNN. Thompson has won dozens of first-place awards for investigative reporting and was the 2006 recipient of the Syracuse Press Club’s prestigious Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award. Thompson’s reporting has resulted in the arrest of public officials and has prompted policy changes. She uncovered two money laundering schemes that traveled the globe and resulted in the indictments of several developers.

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