Livestream: 2 Girls Dead In Glendale, Arizona High School Shooting

  • by: Maarten Schenk

STORY UPDATED: check for updates below.

A school in Glendale, Arizona was put on lockdown after a campus shooting just as classes began Wednesday morning. Watch live here. Police confirmed two 15-year-old female students were killed and a gun was found nearby at Independence High School.


  • 2016-02-12T17:47:56Z 2016-02-12T17:47:56Z
    Glendale Police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden: “We found the two young women and we found the weapon. I don’t know the nature of their relationship.” The two dead female students have been identified and police are “making attempts” to contact their families.
  • 2016-02-12T17:39:21Z 2016-02-12T17:39:21Z
    Glendale Police to IHS parents: ‘Your children are safe!’ but 2 girls are dead. A gun was found next to the two 15-year-old student who were killed. Police: can’t confirm it was a murder-suicide, but the shooter is believed dead. The students died from a single gunshot to their heads.
  • 2016-02-12T17:18:30Z 2016-02-12T17:18:30Z
    Glendale police news conference still not started. But police just tweeted this:
  • 2016-02-12T17:15:40Z 2016-02-12T17:15:40Z
    Students inside Independence High School have texted that two female students were killed in the shooting. We are still waiting for the police news conference to begin.
  • 2016-02-12T16:45:02Z 2016-02-12T16:45:02Z
    Here's what the school district in Glendale posted for parents on Facebook:

    Independence High School was put on lock down this morning due to a police investigation. Police have secured the...

    Posted by Glendale Union High School District on Friday, February 12, 2016
  • 2016-02-12T16:39:01Z 2016-02-12T16:39:01Z
    Glendale Police have set a news briefing for 10aMT/12pET to share new details.
  • 2016-02-12T16:35:35Z 2016-02-12T16:35:35Z
    No active shooter now, but we are waiting for police to share details of what happened. The students should be evacuated onto buses soon and taken to a Walmart parking lot to be picked up by parents.
  • 2016-02-12T16:05:28Z 2016-02-12T16:05:28Z
    Police: there is no shooter on the loose. Cellphone communication broken down, only texts getting through.
  • 2016-02-12T16:05:11Z 2016-02-12T16:05:11Z
  • 2016-02-12T16:02:52Z 2016-02-12T16:02:52Z
    Fox saying two are dead.
  • 2016-02-12T16:02:04Z 2016-02-12T16:02:04Z
    Reports 2 people were shot, 1 dead.
  • 2016-02-12T16:00:55Z 2016-02-12T16:00:55Z
  • 2016-02-12T16:00:20Z 2016-02-12T16:00:20Z
  • 2016-02-12T15:56:43Z 2016-02-12T15:56:43Z
    Glendale Police: Isolated incident, surrounding area and neighbourhood are safe. Parents invited to come to local Walmart parking where the police are staging.
  • 2016-02-12T15:55:10Z 2016-02-12T15:55:10Z
    EMT units are arriving from Glendale
  • 2016-02-12T15:53:44Z 2016-02-12T15:53:44Z
    Media speculating the shooter is not active anymore, since police seems to be taking a relaxed stance and isn't keeping the media away.
  • 2016-02-12T15:52:48Z 2016-02-12T15:52:48Z
    Police confirms there has been a double shooting. Not known if there were any fatalities.

  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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