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It’s Happened Again – School Shooting Reported At Washington High School

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It's Happened Again - School Shooting Reported At Washington High School

It’s very early on, but there has apparently been a school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state. The Seattle Times reports that a gunman opened fire around 10:45 AM PST, and at least six people are possibly injured. The gunman is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The high school is currently in lock down.

KOMO News have a livestream and is interviewing students and parents on the air. Watch it here.

We’ll update this post with more information as it becomes available.

(Photo: Twitter)

44 Comments

  1. SunnyD847

    October 24, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    My heart goes out those families. Parents are wondering right now if their kids are safe. It’s heartbreaking.

    • Spongeworthy

      October 24, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Ugh, it makes me sick just thinking about it.

    • guest

      October 24, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      Omg that part is the worst. All I can think about is its just like those poor parents at Sandy Hook walking around trying to find their kids… ugh… I can’t

    • SunnyD847

      October 24, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      I honestly cried for 3 days after Sandy Hook.

  2. Jen TheTit Whisperer

    October 24, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I’m just sending lots of good thoughts their way and hoping for a good resolution.

  3. Valerie

    October 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    A nightmare. My thoughts are with them all-parents, students, teachers, staff.

  4. LaughingRat

    October 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Not again. I’ll wait until later to be pissed off at the reporters interviewing traumatized kids who just walked out of a crime scene. Here’s hoping the students and staff are OK.

    • ChickenKira

      October 24, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      I’m waiting for someone to kick one of those reporters in the shins.

  5. Spongeworthy

    October 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Oh no…I hope those injured are ok. How awful.

  6. Cee

    October 24, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Coming up: lots and lots of gun control debates
    Not coming up: concern and sympathy for victims or discussions on mental health treatments

    • rockmonster

      October 24, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      Because humanity.

    • vixenmonkey

      October 24, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      It’s entirely possible to feel empathy and compassion AND want to discuss common sense gun legislation at the same time.

    • shel

      October 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      The more of the issues we address, the safer people will be. This isn’t an either or- Address mental health or address gun control… how about we aim for doing both??
      Reasonable gun control (I’m not saying take away all the guns, since that would never ever happen) in conjunction with improving the way we handle mental illness in this country would go a very long way to stop these tragedies.

    • noodlestein's danger tits

      October 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Plus, I really feel we need to take a good long hard look at the fact that these young white men (as most of them have been) feel so entitled to anything they want that when they don’t get it, this is their reaction. The current depictions of hyper-maculinity are clearly doing damage to our youth. With mental illness thrown in, this damage is obviously pushing some of them past the brink.

    • TheQuirkyDiva

      October 24, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Is it wrong that the automatic assumption that “people who do horrible things must be mentally ill” bothers me?

    • noodlestein's danger tits

      October 24, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      No, and perhaps I should have phrased it better. I didn’t mean to imply that all mentally ill people were unstable, merely that if rejection causes someone to go on a shooting rampage, something is not working right in their brain. You can be a bad person and do bad things, but I would argue that going into a school and shooting up the place is more than just a bad thing.

    • Sara

      October 24, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      I just read that the kid was Native American and some reports are saying he did it because of a girl and some reports are saying he was bullied and that’s why. Either excuse is bullshit.
      I feel so bad for the kids at that school.

    • noodlestein's danger tits

      October 24, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      Yes, it’s incredibly tragic, whatever the reasons. 🙁

    • mamaduck_75

      October 24, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      True, but some shooters in the past have also been victims of extreme bullying. Sometimes it’s entitlement, and not being able to handle not getting what you want, and sometimes it’s the bullied with the false feeling that they’re getting their power back by killing their abusers, or anyone who resembles their abusers.

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    • FishQueen

      October 24, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Agreed. Mental illness doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This shooting happened in my community, and while I don’t have the means to or the desire to open a window into this kid’s mind, I will tell you that the narrative regarding guns here is NOT healthy. They’re a status symbol, often flaunted to make us “libtards” uncomfortable, and often referenced as a means to an end. They’re not powerful tools to be respected- they’re power plays. Many who support gun control (myself included) are in support of responsible gun ownership, but this culture is anything but. Was this shooter mentally ill? I don’t know. I do know that we can and should have a conversation about both getting resources and changing the attitude towards weapons.

    • Cee

      October 24, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Its possible but it never seems to happen

  7. mamaduck_75

    October 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Absolutely horrifying. My worst nightmare. hope the reporters aren’t so eager to get a line that they get all in the faces of the parents and kids.

  8. rockmonster

    October 24, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Oh god.

    The newscast says that kids are getting shuttled to a nearby church.

  9. shorty_RN

    October 24, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    So close to where I live. My heart is hurting over this.

  10. rockmonster

    October 24, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    UPDATE FROM KCPQ Q13 FOX:
    ‘The Marysville Pilchuck High School is currently in lock down due to an emergency situation. Police and emergency services have responded. The Marysville School District lock down procedures will remain in effect at Pilchuck until further notice from law enforcement. We will continue to forward communication in cooperation with law enforcement.

    Students who attend MPHS campus are being relocated to the Shoultes Community Church at the corner of 116th and 51st Street. Buses will take students home from there. Those parents in the area wanting to pick up their child will need to go to the church location and sign out their child out with school administrator or law enforcement.

    All after-school activities across the district are canceled today.’

  11. noodlestein's danger tits

    October 24, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Please goddess, none of the injuries were fatal. Fuck!

    • rockmonster

      October 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      :'(

      UPDATE FROM KOMO TV 4 SEATTLE:
      Another person has been confirmed dead in addition to the shooter.

      Details have not been reported.

  12. rockmonster

    October 24, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    UPDATE FROM KOMO TV 4 SEATTLE:
    Another person has been confirmed dead in addition to the shooter.

    Details have not been reported.

    • guest

      October 24, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      Dammit!

  13. shel

    October 24, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    This is horrible! Those poor families…

    Why does this keep happening??? I know we can’t eliminate all of the factors that lead to this, but there is a lot we can be doing…
    I still remember when Columbine happened- I was about that age and in school. All of the sudden we had tons of new rules about not bringing backpacks to class and safety drills etc. I can’t imagine going through all of my school years with all of that stuff already in place. It should not just be expected that someone might come shoot up a school.

  14. Melissa T

    October 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    My cousin goes to this school. I am in shock.

    • Edify

      October 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      I hope your cousin is ok.

    • Melissa T

      October 24, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Fortunately, for the most mundane reason, he wasn’t at school today. I heard on the radio while I was out and about, and I couldn’t get any information right away about how he was. It was terrifying. You can’t imagine how relieved I am that he is safe and that he didn’t witness any of that. And while I’m glad he didn’t personally witness that trauma…oh gosh. I can’t even imagine what he’s going through, and how sad this all is. I don’t know the fates of his best friends. I’m just…I’m in shock. This is not okay.

    • Edify

      October 24, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      It’s awful. I feel for anyone touched by this and all school shootings.

  15. rockmonster

    October 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    FROM KOMO UPDATED 1:38 PM PST:

    Dr. Joanne Roberts at Providence Regional Medical Center said four young victims were transported there after the shootings. Three of them – two girls and a boy – are in very critical condition with head wounds and are undergoing surgery. The fourth student, a boy, is in critical but stable condition, and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, she said.

  16. rockmonster

    October 24, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    FROM KOMO UPDATED 1:48 PM PST:

    Cedar Parker, a 17-year-old senior, told The Associated Press he was driving away from the campus for lunch when he saw students running from the school and trying to jump a fence. Parker let several of them in his car. He heard other students yelling for their friends: “Where are you?”

    Parker would have been nearby if he had chosen to eat in the cafeteria, he said: “Leaving saved my life.”

  17. rockmonster

    October 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    FROM KOMO UPDATED 2:00 PM PDT (oops):

    The shooter has been identified as Jaylen Fryberg.

    • shuttlecocker

      October 26, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Ya the school shooter has been identified. However what has not been identified are the reason/reasons why. That question may never be answered fully. A disturbed mind that lacked social skills other than acting out in a childish way with an adult weapon.
      Specially trained canine units on school premise can be the answer.

  18. pixie Ninja Tits

    October 24, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    My heart goes out to these students and their families.

    I wish I had more to say. Something about understanding how terrifying it is being on lockdown and not knowing what’s going on outside with only semi-accurate news reports and rumours to keep you updated – I lived that on Wednesday when my university went on lockdown for 6 hours after a soldier was shot standing honour guard at the National War Memorial and the same shooter went into the Parliament buildings and tried to go after someone in there. But at least I was 2 km away, even with speculation of possible other shooters on the loose (that’s said to be false now, it was only the one), and not in the same building with my friends possibly being shot at. I just can’t come up with anything good to say; my mind has gone numb from all the violence.

  19. rockmonster

    October 24, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    KOMO says a vigil is set up for 6:30 PDT tonight.

  20. CrazyFor Kate

    October 24, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Oh god, when will this fucking END? WHEN?!

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