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A tragedy struck students at an Arizona high school over the weekend.

Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that was apart of a murder-suicide. According to the police, a suicide note was found at the shooting scene near the cafeteria of Independence High School in Glendale.  Law enforcement revealed that each girl was shot once and a weapon was found near the bodies. They were declared dead at the scene.

Glendale police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said in a statement, “Information gathered by detectives reveal the two girls were very close friends, appeared to also be in a relationship. Their names will not be confirmed or released at this time by the police department due to their juvenile status.

One parent, Cheryl Rice, said she went to a store after a friend called about the shooting and asked about Rice’s 15-year-old daughter. “You don’t know if it’s your daughter or not. You don’t know who’s being bullied. You don’t know who is being picked on. You don’t know anything. It could be anybody,” Rice said.

School resumes Tuesday for the students, and social workers and counselors will be available to them.


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