Shooting At Arapahoe High School Near Denver
A gunman opened fire in Arapahoe High School at about 12:30 p.m. M.T. The Associated Press quoted a hospital spokesman who said one student was in critical condition. There are other reports that two have been killed. CNN just reported that one student shot is in critical condition and the other student suffered minor injuries. Let’s hope for the best.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the suspected shooter was dead from what authorities believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police SWAT teams swarmed the school, which is at the corner of South University Boulevard and Dry Creek Road in Centennial, Colorado. Bomb squads were also called to the scene.
The identity of the suspect and students who were shot have not been made known.
Arapahoe High School is about 8 miles from Columbine High School, where on April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered 12 students, one teacher, and injured 27 students. This shooting comes one day before the one-year anniversary of the massacre at Sand Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.
With these events, more discussion is necessary regarding gun-control in America.
Yahoo News reports that only one person, a 15 year-old, was shot and is in critical condition. The other student taken to the hospital had blood all over her from the other wounded student, but was not shot.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson identified the shooter as Karl Halverson Pierson, 18. The sheriff did not elaborate on any possible motive except to say Pierson had a “confrontation or disagreement” with the teacher.