Two 15-year-old girls have been shot and killed Friday morning at a high school in Glendale, Arizona. However, authorities stress that the scene is secure and there is no active shooter situation.
The incident occurred at Independence High School, located at 6602 N 75th Ave.
Police and fire units have descended on the school. Streets are closed to traffic in the residential area around the campus.
In two tweets made shortly before 8:00 a.m. Pacific time, Glendale Police said, “We are investigating a double shooting at Independance HS. The incident was isolated. The school and neighborhood are safe,” and “The IHS campus is still on lockdown. The school is asking that parents stage at the WalMart at 75th Avenue/Glendale.”
Independence High School is a part of the Glendale Union High School District.
Glendale, Arizona, is ten miles northwest of Phoenix.