Claire Davis Dies From Injuries
Claire Esther Davis, the Arapahoe High School student critically wounded on December 13, 2013 in the shooting at the school, has died from her injuries. Claire, 17, was shot in the head by another student who turned the gun on himself, taking his own life.
She died at 4:29 p.m. Saturday, according to the hospital. The hospital posted to their Facebook page;
It is with heavy hearts that we share that at 4:29 p.m. this afternoon, Claire Davis passed away, with her family at her side. Despite the best efforts of our physicians and nursing staff, and Claire’s fighting spirit, her injuries were too severe and the most advanced medical treatments could not prevent this tragic loss of life. Claire’s death is immensely heartbreaking for our entire community, our staff and our families.
The Davis family would like to thank everyone who have sent their best wishes and prayers, and are grateful for the kindness and support of the community. They know that you all are mourning with them, and again request privacy during this time of grief.
Information regarding a public celebration of Claire’s life will be announced at a future date. Please feel free to continue to leave cards for the Davis family in the Cards for Claire box, located within the main entrance of the hospital.
On the day of the shooting, Claire was taken to Littleton Adventist Hospital, underwent surgery and remained in a coma.
About 500 classmates held a candlelight vigil Saturday for Davis, who was sitting with a friend near the school library when she was shot. Earlier tonight, another vigil was held for Davis at Shepherd of the Hills Church, near Arapahoe High School.
“We come tonight to pray for her and her family,” said Rev. Bradley Stoltenow. “Father when the doors of Arapahoe High School open, we pray, Lord, that we take back that school.”
Students are planning a special edition of the school newspaper that will honor Claire.
We here at Blackbutterfly7, send our hearts and prayers out to Claire’s family and friends.