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November 12, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Chilling 911 calls document Marysville-Pilchuck shooting

Emergency calls placed by teachers and students to police dispatchers last month provide real-time glimpses into the chaotic aftermath surrounding the mass shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The recordings released Wednesday include the first calls to police from those who witnessed the shooting. They include the harried emergency call placed by Megan Silberberger, a teacher…

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November 7, 2014 at 9:14 PM

4th victim dies from Marysville-Pilchuck shooting

The fourth victim shot by a classmate at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has died at Harborview Medical Center. Andrew Fryberg, 15, died Friday night. He had been in critical condition in the intensive-care unit at Harborview Medical Center since the day of the shooting. Andrew Fryberg, 15, is the fifth student to die, including Jaylen Fryberg, who shot his friends Oct….

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October 30, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Recordings describe Marysville-Pilchuck shooting response

Snohomish County law enforcement officials on Thursday released recordings of radio communications between police and dispatchers following last Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The recordings were released by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, made up of investigators from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies, following a Seattle Times public-disclosure request. Five students were wounded, two fatally, by Jaylen Fryberg,…

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October 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Tacoma teens charged with ‘funny’ school-shooting threats

Two Franklin Pierce High School students were arrested and charged with felony harassment for making threats in two separate incidents on Monday, according to school officials and prosecutors. Willie Painter, a spokesman for the Franklin Pierce School District in Tacoma, said the first arrest occurred during the school day when two students were allegedly overheard making…

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October 28, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Threat to Marysville-area school deemed not credible

An online threat made against a school on the Tulalip Reservation has been deemed not credible, a spokeswoman for the Tulalip Tribes said Tuesday morning. Tribal police are investigating the online threat made against Heritage High School, said a spokesman for the Marysville School District. There have been media reports of a lockdown or a modified lockdown, but spokesman Aaron Toso said the school…

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October 26, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Oso residents sympathize in Marysville tragedy

The Associated Press OSO, Snohomish County — A woman whose home on the edge of the Oso mudslide was damaged by flooding organized an event Sunday to show support for Marysville and Tulalip tribal residents as they deal with their tragedy — the high-school shooting that left two students dead and four wounded. Elaine Young says she was comforted…

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August 1, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Girl wounded in Kitsap school shooting to get $1.2 million

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — The family of a girl who was critically wounded when a gun went off inside a backpack at her Kitsap County elementary school has agreed to a $1.2 million legal settlement. The Kitsap Sun newspaper reports that the Bremerton School District is paying $900,000 while the gun owner’s homeowner’s insurance…

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July 17, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Supreme Court overturns decision in Bremerton school shooting case

The state Supreme Court ruled today that prosecutors cannot charge a man with third-degree assault for allegedly providing access to a gun to his then-girlfriend’s 9-year-old son. The boy brought the weapon to a Bremerton school, where it accidentally discharged and injured a fellow student. In a 6-3 ruling, the high court rejected the argument by Kitsap County prosecutors…

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July 11, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Police release 911 recordings from SPU shooting

[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”3671206986001″/] Seattle police this morning released a series of 911 calls recorded when a gunman stormed the Seattle Pacific University campus last month and shot three people, killing one. The calls, which were released after The Seattle Times and other media filed public disclosure requests, are only a portion of the emergency calls recorded during…

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June 16, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Oregon school shooter laid to rest; questions remain

The Associated Press GRESHAM, Ore. — The 15-year-old boy who fatally shot a fellow freshman at an Oregon high school last week has been laid to rest. About 200 friends and relatives of Jared Padgett remembered him for many things Monday, but not the violent act that will forever define him. They recalled a smiling, curious boy who…

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