2 students shot at high school 20 miles SE of Tacoma

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Two Students Reportedly Wounded in Shooting Outside Pierce County High School

Troyer told Seattle Times the students who were present at school remained with the deputies until the danger cleared.

Two high school students who were shot near their school Tuesday in the city of Graham near Tacoma are expected to survive. The incident may be gang-related, and the shooters are not believed to be from the Graham area.

KOMO reports that a getaway vehicle has also been located in connection with Tuesday's shooting at Graham-Kapowsin High School.

A woman who claimed to be the mother of one of the victims wrote on Facebook that her son was shot four times and insisted that her son was not a gang member, 'but an innocent bystander along with the other boy that was shot'. Shots were reportedly fired on the Eustis Hunt Rd. side of the campus.

There was no immediate word on the students' conditions, but both were sent to local hospitals.

Pierce County Sheriff's Deputies patted down students and searched backpacks and other belongings before releasing them from the school. Students at Graham Elementary were released to their bus with staff supervision, and all after-school activities at the Graham-Kapowsin High School and Frontier were cancelled.

One suspect was arrested at his home Tuesday night and a second was taken into custody early Wednesday after a green Chevy Impala, allegedly used by the fleeing suspects, was seen in Tacoma by police, said sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer.

Baker says he texted his mom when the school went on lockdown to let her know what was going on.

"As you can imagine, there's a lot of parents, and they're all upset", Troyer said. "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".

A spokesperson for Bethel school district said schools in the area were on lockdown. The victims ran to the high school after being shot.

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