Police are responding to reports that two students were shot at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Washington. That's according to officials with the Pierce County Sheriff's office.
Troyer told reporters that the 17-year-old boy who was taken into custody in connection to the shooting is a student at Graham-Kapowsin, but the two wanted suspects are believed to be from outside the area.
The Pierce County sheriff's office said one student was found in the parking lot by the Graham-Kapowsin High School football field and another was found in a locker room. Authorities said two students were shot near the school Tuesday afternoon.
It's unclear what the students' conditions are, but they've been taken to Tacoma General Hospital.
The sheriff's department says it still does not have a motive for the shooting, but they believe it started as an arranged off-campus fist fight that turned into a shooting.
The high school campus is alongside the campuses of Frontier Middle School and Nelson Elementary School. Officers are still investigating.
In a tweet sent out early Wednesday, the sheriff's office said gunfire erupted during a fight near school grounds, and that the suspects, who were said to be black males, fled the scene in a green Chevy Impala. Shots were reportedly fired on the Eustis Hunt Rd. side of the campus.
"It is scary, but I know my son is OK", he said. "We're going into lockdown".
The angry parent also claimed that the 'kids in the Impala have gang ties'.
Dave Reichert, United States Rep. R-Auburn, also tweeted, "My prayers are w/ the families of the victims; the students, teachers, & staff at the school; & the community affected". "We are confident that with your help we will bring swift justice and peace of mind for the hundreds of students and parents affected by today's shooting".
Deputies were securing the campus, and said the students in lockdown were safe.