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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Los Angeles (AFP) – A student opened fire at a U.S. school Friday, injuring as many as seven people before killing himself, police and reports said.

Live TV pictures showed swarms of police and emergency workers descending on the Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the western state of Washington.

The shooting occurred in the school cafeteria, according to multiple reports.

“I was eating… I heard 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.

Marysville police spokesman Robb Lamoureux told reporters: “We are confident that there was only one shooter and the shooter is deceased.”

Television footage also showed schoolchildren coming out of the sprawling campus in Marysville, 35 miles north of Seattle, which has some 2,500 students. Parents appeared to be gathering at a nearby church.

“Our son just called to let us know that his kids are ok — his son was about 50 feet (15 meters) from the shooter — a student that he knows,” grandfather Tom Hopper told KIRO TV.

“Our grandson and his friends ran away — jumped a fence and went to a home in the area. He didn’t know about any victims but thought there was at least one,” he said in an email to the station.

Three of those injured were rushed to hospital, including one with a head wound, according to the Seattle Times, which said police were searching room to room until the campus could be declared safe.

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.”

Photo: Greg953 via Wikimedia Commons

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  • Ed Ingraham

    It’s also important to remember that – with about 4.5 million members – the highly politicized teachers’ unions are among the most powerful special interests in the US.

    • True, and all the money they collect from the members go to the democrats and liberals to help with their agenda. Remove the liberal policies and agenda, and our society will start to heal, maybe.

      • DAVE in VA

        Maybe they can take some of that money and put it towards teaching the teachers how to be well trained in firearm safety.

        • Nah. That would make sense. The dems only spend money on themselves.

  • leadvillexp

    I still stand by let the teachers be armed. A well trained and armed teacher is the best stop to this violence.

  • DAVE in VA

    According to some reports this kid was angry because of a girl that he had liked and she wouldn’t date him. The people who were sitting at the table were his friends. Some of them he had played on the schools football team together with him, and he was also named the freshman Homecoming King on October 17. Too me he sounds like the kid who is a product of liberalism. When we keep teaching the children that everyone is a winner and no one comes in second place. The kids don’t know how to handle the pressure of daily life’s challenges.
    My Wife is a public school teacher, every time I hear of another school shooting here in the United States, I think of her and the kids in her class room and say a prayer for them. They are sitting targets if a gun man would come in to the school. The only defense they have is a locked door to stop a gunmen. When seconds count the police are minutes away. The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. I am all for armed and well trained school teachers. They are the first line of defense for ALL of the children.

    • CPAinNewYork

      Have you seen the photographs of this creep? Big pony tail. Looks like a savage. Anyone who befriends a weird-looking piece of work like that is “asking for trouble.”