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Glendale, Arizona, School Shooting Victims

by Legacy Staff

Two 15-year-old girls died after being shot at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona.

Two 10th graders, both 15-year-old girls, were killed in a shooting Friday morning at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona, according to police.

Glendale police tweeted that the shooting incident “was isolated. The school and neighborhood are safe.”


Each of the shooting victims had one gunshot wound, and investigators found a weapon near their bodies. The incident happened around 8 a.m. as classes were scheduled to begin for the day.

The Glendale Union High School District reported in a post on Facebook that Independence High School students “have been released” and reunited with their parents and guardians. “The campus remains on lockdown.”

The district advised parents to meet at an off-campus staging area. From there, they would be brought to their students in buses, “reunited with their student, and then returned to the staging area.”

The district is requiring parents to present identification before picking up their students.

None of the students was permitted to walk home from school or to drive away from school in their own vehicles. All students were required to make contact with their parents or guardians before leaving the school. The teachers were to help students and confirm that students have made contact with their parents or guardians before being released.

“Students who are regularly transported home by buses will be sent home on their buses,” the district said. “No student will be allowed to leave campus without parent/guardian notice.”

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