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Two 15-year-old girls shot to death at Arizona high school

Friday February 12, 2016    10:29 AM
GLENDALE, Arizona - Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at their Arizona high school, police said.

The sophomores' bodies were found near the main building of Glendale's Independence High School, Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters. A weapon laid nearby.

Breeden did not detail who fired the shots, but said cops are not looking for a suspect. Officers called the shooting an "isolated incident."

Once source said this may be a murder-suicide.

The 10th graders at Independence High School in Glendale had single gunshot wounds and a weapon was found near their bodies, police said. A suicide note was located.

Cheryl Rice said she went to the store after a friend called about the shooting and asked after Rice's 15-year-old daughter.

"Oh my God, it could be my daughter," Rice recalled thinking.

But the girl called as Rice arrived at the store.

"She said, 'I'm OK,' so I of course started crying," Rice said.

She said it was horrible waiting for word about her child.

"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.

It's not clear if or how the two teens knew each other. Their names have not been released.

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