A shooting at a high school near Seattle early Friday morning has resulted in the death of the shooter, according to Washington state police.
The shooting happened at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, which is in Marysville, a residential area to the north of Seattle.
Marysville Police Commander Rob Lamourex said the shooter was a student who attended Marysville-Pilchuck.
According to the Seattle Times, the shooter turned them gun on himself, resulting in his death. One other student was reportedly killed during the shooting.
At least five others were injured, including two other students, and one of those injured reportedly is suffering from a head wound. How serious these injuries are, and whether any of them are life-threatening, has not been disclosed as of yet.
One student, whose name has been withheld, told CNN when the shooting started, students initially thought the noise signaled a fire drill. This student said when they realized the sounds were gun shoots, they hid in a nearby classroom with other students, all of whom were unharmed.
After police arrived on the scene, they began to evacuate the students and staff safely out of the school and transport them to a nearby church. Parents were at the church to meet with their children and others.
Heather Parker, who is a mother of a Marysville-Pilchuck senior, said, “I never thought I would be standing here after a school shooting.”
Jery Holston is the father of two students at the school, told reporters, “As a father, this has been my fear since my kids have been in school, that something like this would happen.”