A suspect is in custody and one student is dead after a shooting at a North Seattle school on Tuesday morning. Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz and Representative Pramila Jayapal held a press conference to provide updates about the shooting, where they announced that the student who was shot had died from their injuries.
Just before 10:00 a.m., officers responded to Ingraham High School on North 135th St. for reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, they immediately entered the school and found a student with a gunshot wound. Police said the victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, and later died. The victim was not identified, and police have not said whether the suspect is a student.
While students were in lockdown and the suspect was at large, parents reported not receiving any communication from the school about the shooting, having heard the news from either social media, text messages or word-of-mouth from neighbors. The Seattle public school district tweeted: “There was gunfire reported at Ingraham High School this morning. One student is believed to have been shot. The campus is currently on lockdown. Seattle Police are on the scene and working with the district’s Safety and Security team. SPD is searching the area for the suspect.”
The campus was placed on lockdown and police secured the campus; and before noon, students were released one classroom at a time. Police then set up a location for families to reunite with students. All activities at the high school are suspended for Wednesday and Thursday.
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