Police in Clayton County responding to a call of shots fired on Monday night discovered the bodies of two Riverdale High School students. The two teenagers are said to have been shot to death though police are not looking for a suspect at this time.
The high school teenagers were found dead in a home on Montego Circe, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Sgt. Ashanti Marbury, with the Clayton County Police department, said that the call about the bodies came in to the station at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday night and was made by a family member of one of the victims who found the bodies inside the house. The identities of the teenagers have not been released, but the public has been told that the victims were a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old female.
MYSTERY 15yo boy, 16yo girl shot to death inside Clayton Co home. Circumstances unclear. Riverdale High students pic.twitter.com/KFGIZpJ0Ye— Kaitlyn Pratt Fox 5 (@Fox5Kaitlyn) October 4, 2016
Marbury said the gunshot wounds had presumably killed them.
“They both suffered gunshot wounds… That is the apparent cause of their death. But it is still under investigation, and it’s pending the GBI’s determination.”
Although there has not been any mention of police locating a weapon at the scene, speculation has abounded that the gunshot wounds and subsequent deaths were a part of a murder-suicide. However, there is still no clear picture of the circumstances surrounding the deaths, and police are awaiting the results of the autopsy to reveal exactly what was the cause of death and if it truly was a murder-suicide.
According to Fox 5, the police told them that in addition to both being students at Riverdale High School, the victims had dated in the past. The last time the girl had been seen was reportedly at school during sixth period that day, but she did not go home immediately afterwards.
It was a family member of the 15-year-old boy who discovered the two bodies, and as such, the assumption can be made that the girl went to the boy’s home instead of her own following her classes on Monday.
The spokeswoman for the Clayton County Public Schools, Jada Dawkins, said that they will be making a crisis team available on campus at the start of the school day on Tuesday, as well as throughout the day, to provide assistance to the students and the staff members of Riverdale High School.
Some members of the Riverdale community have taken to social media to express their condolences to the families of the two victims and those who attend the school.
WAY TOO YOUNG 15yo, 16yo Riverdale High students found shot to death. Police say they used to date. Circumstances ?? pic.twitter.com/32uNurEW5u— Kaitlyn Pratt Fox 5 (@Fox5Kaitlyn) October 4, 2016
The bodies of the two dead teenagers were reportedly taken to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Medical Examiner’s Office to undergo an autopsy later on Tuesday. CBS 46 News reported that the investigation into the circumstances of the deaths is ongoing.
The reports of these deaths come on the heels of another Riverdale news story, which involved the arrest of a student at the Parkdale High School in Riverdale. The Prince George’s County Police said that the unidentified teenager was arrested after allegedly making threats of mass violence at the high school through social media. The Riverdale teenager played on the current fears surrounding clown attacks and set up a Twitter account with a clown theme to carry out the threats. Tweets went out threatening harm to anyone, whether staff or student, who came to the Parkdale High School during Monday’s school day.
The name of the teenage student involved in the Twitter clown threats has not been released either, but Patch has reported that they will be charged with threats of mass violence and other related charges for the situation they created.
Meanwhile, the clown threats continue to get out of hand. The Inquisitr previously reported that several schools in Philadelphia have also received online threats by clown accounts on social media.
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