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The shooter at the Arapahoe High School is now deceased, stated Arapahoe County Sherriff J Grayson Robinson in a press conference this afternoon. The shooter appeared to have been killed by a self inflicted gunshot wound.

One student has been injured in addition, said Robinson. The shooter had been interested in confronting a specific teacher, said Robinson. That teacher was removed from the school and was not harmed.

The incident occurred at 12:33 p.m. there. The active shooter incident procedures were immediately put into place, said Robinson during the press conference. Students were secured in their classrooms as the school initiated lock down procedures.

Arapahoe High School has a student population of just over 2,000 students. Students will be bussed to the Shepherd of the Hills Church at 7691 S University Blvd. where they will be reunited with parents and family.

Students exited the building with hands up and being pat down literally by law enforcement outside. CNN portrayed the incident live in which the students left the school in an orderly fashion. Clearly lessons learned and procedures put into place after the Columbine shooting have been effective in that respect. CNN did point out that while Columbine is geographically near, it is not in the same school district.

Tomorrow, 14 December, is the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook School Shooting in Newton, CT. It also occurs just one day after Arapahoe County Sherriff J Grayson Robinson submitted his retirement/resignation letter to the Board of County Commissioners.

The Denver Post has local reaction of some of the students involved.

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