Two understudies were allegedly shot at outside Graham-Kapowsin High School in Washington State, as per the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. As indicated by Komo News, the twofold shooting might be posse related.
It’s trusted the suspects fled. The Sheriff’s Department’s open data officer stated, “We are certain there are no shooters at the school or on the school grounds” The Department included, “Appointees have gotten data demonstrating shooting happened simply off school grounds, casualties kept running back onto GKHS grounds in the wake of being shot. Casualties transported to Tacoma General Hospital. Shooting might be group related.”
— TOP Stories News (@TopStoriesGNews) December 6, 2017
The condition of the injured students has not been released. “Authorities say the shooting took place off campus about 2:30 p.m. and that the students ran back to campus,” reported Komo News. “Responding to shooting outside Graham-Kapowsin High School,” the department wrote on Twitter on December 5. “2 students reportedly shot, one found in parking lot by football field, one found in locker room. Suspects described as multiple black males, fled in green vehicle, possibly Chevy Impala.”
— Kristen Drew (@KDrewKOMO) December 6, 2017
The Sheriff’s Department created a media staging area shortly after news of the shooting broke. “For parents of any remaining students at Graham-Kapowsin HS, Frontier MS, or Nelson ES – students at all schools are being released to parents, please come pick up your children if you have not done so already. Thank you for your patience during traffic control & check out,” the Sheriff’s Department wrote.
All media need to stage at the Graham Emmanuel Baptist Church located at 22316 106th Ave E. Church is just south of Frontier Middle School in Graham. #PCSD PIO Troyer is on scene. pic.twitter.com/MMXdOUquux
— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) December 5, 2017
Pierce College also wrote about the shooting on Twitter. “We regret to share with you that this afternoon, 2 students were shot near Graham-Kapowsin High School. We are still learning details of the incident, but 2 students from GKHS were involved. Authorities are on the scene. Our thoughts go out to their students, faculty & staff,” the college wrote. “As you may know, Pierce College also teaches classes at GKHS in the evenings. We are in the process of notifying the students and faculty who attend at that location that those classes are cancelled tonight. We will keep you posted as we learn more.”
There may be more than one suspect involved, although they have not yet been identified. The shooters had fled the scene. “Deputies are actively sweeping the school grounds, at this point no indications that shooters are on campus. All remaining students on campus are secured with deputies, considered safe as security sweep is ongoing,” the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department reported.