2 students die in shooting at Arizona high school

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Police say two female students died in a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb.

Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters Friday that both victims were 15-year-old girls and were shot once. She says authorities are not searching for any suspects and a weapon was found near the bodies.

She did not have any information on the relationship between the girls, who died at the scene. They were found near an administration building.

Breeden says police received a call of a shooting just before 8 a.m. and they were on scene within minutes.

She told parents awaiting word on their kids that “your children are safe.”


Police say two teens have been shot at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, but there is no more danger to the rest of the campus.

Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters Friday that she doesn’t know whether the victims at Independence High School are students. She didn’t discuss the conditions of the teens.

She didn’t say who fired the shots but said there is no active shooter situation now. The school is on lockdown.

Police and fire units have descended on the school. Streets are closed to traffic in the residential area around the campus.

A Glendale Union High School District spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

The district website says the school has more than 2,000 students and was founded in 1977.

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