TL;DR news on Richfield school shooting at June 14, 2023

After the shooting, police searched the school building as area schools were placed on lockdown. However, in a phone call on Tuesday, Jordan Kushner, an attorney for Twin Cities activist Cortez Rice tells FOX 9 the boy killed in Richfield was the son of his client. The school district is focused on the reunification of students and their families and securing our school buildings. Two suspects fled the scene in a vehicle, but were arrested Tuesday night and remain in custody, Police Chief Jay Henthorne said at a news conference at Richfield City Hall on Wednesday. A third student at the school, who is 19 years old, suffered "minor injuries" at the scene but was not hospitalized. His stepfather, Charles Beard, said the family still doesn't know what led up to the shooting. A few miles from the vigil, Hope Church in Richfield hosted its own night to remember Rice, who was a member of the Richfield branch of Young Life. Other members of the group and classmates who knew Rice from Richfield High School were invited to the church to gather and process their grief. "It will take our school community time to grieve and time to heal. The student did not threaten to harm anyone, and "everything was handled swiftly," school district spokeswoman Rachel Hicks said at the time. The district in recent years also removed all school resource officers and replaced them with student safety coaches to focus on building relationships and working on mental health issues.