The Arapahoe High School shooting leaves the sole gunman dead and two students wounded as the gunman allegedly targeted his teacher.
Reports so far have stated that at least two students have been critically wounded as a gunman ran through the halls of Arapahoe High School seeking to shoot and kill his teacher. The gunman committed suicide as police discovered his body in an abandoned classroom.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson told reporters at a press conference:
“We believe the shooter that is deceased is the only individual who was armed today and came here to harm students and or faculty. “
The shooter, who is believed to have acted alone in the shooting, shot two students before killing himself. One of those students, a 16-year-old girl, is in serious condition after being shot in the head. The other student is said to be recovering and in good condition.
According to police, the shooter’s intent was to target a specific teacher. While the teacher fled the school when the shooter entered on the west side, Robinson explained to reporters that it remains uncertain what type of relationship the pair had with one another:
“They clearly had a relationship. The degree and level of that relationship is uncertain. No weapons were found other than the one that was used in the shooting. He made no effort to hide (the shotgun) or conceal it as he entered the school.”
The shooting occurred at 12:30 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Coincidentally, the shooting occurred just one day before the anniversary pf the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The school is notable just miles away from Columbine High School where two students went on a shooting rampage and killed 13 people while wounding dozens of others.
Due to the minor age of the suspect and the injured, no names have been given. More details will be given as information is released.
UPDATE: One student has died as a result of the shooting. A 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head by the suspect has been announced dead.
Arapahoe High School Shooting Gunman Dead After Two Students Shot.