Police respond to shooting report at Marysville-Pilchuck High School
10/24/2014 AT 02:35 PM EDT
The Marysville School District said in a statement that Marysville-Pilchuck High School was in lockdown due to an emergency situation, and police and emergency services had responded.
The district said further information would come from police.
Arthur White, who lives across from the school, told The Daily Herald that a large number of police vehicles converged on the scene late Friday morning.
“I’ve never seen so many police in my life. It’s a tragedy,” White said.
Local television stations said two people were being airlifted to a hospital.
Live video showed students being evacuated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, about 30 miles north of Seattle.
Ayn Dietrich, an FBI spokesperson in Seattle, said the agency had personnel on their way to the scene to help authorities with the investigation.
The latest school shooting in the region happened at Seattle Pacific University, where a gunman killed one student and wounded two others on June 5.