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A Colorado senior who was shot by another student at Arapahoe High School had died from her injuries. The Littleton Adventist Hospital’s Facebook page has indicated that Claire Esther Davis, passed away today, according to NBC News reports on Dec. 21.

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The 17-year-old student – who lapsed into a coma following her injuries from a gunshot wound – died at 6:29 p.m. EST with her parents and family by her side.

The college bound senior was shot on Dec. 13 by Karl Haverson, another student attending the same high school, when he entered the building on Dec. 13 armed with a loaded shotgun.

The 18-year-old gunman had rounds of ammunition set to harm individuals responsible for his losing a spot in the school’s debate team; he killed himself before authorities were able to capture him.

The Littleton Adventist Hospital’s staff, family and friends are mourning the slain high school student; the Centennial, Colo. community are devastated.

The parents of Claire Esther Davis made the following statement at the Littleton Adventist Hospital’s Facebook fan page, “Statement from the Davis Family:

It is with unspeakable sadness that we write and say that Claire has passed away from the gunshot wound she received at Arapahoe High School on December 13, 2013. Although we have lost our precious daughter, we will always be grateful for the indelible journey she took us on over the last 17 years—we were truly blessed to be Claire’s parents. The grace, laughter and light she brought to this world will not be extinguished by her death; to the contrary, it will only get stronger.

Last week was truly a paradox in that we lost our daughter, yet we witnessed the wonderful love that exists in the world through the tremendous outpouring of support we received. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the first responders, the school resource officer, security guard and vice principal at Arapahoe High School, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s office, and the physicians, nurses and staff at Littleton Adventist Hospital. Each played a significant role in giving Claire a chance to live, and demonstrated extreme amounts of professionalism, courage and love. Please know that we will never forget the extraordinary work you did on Claire’s behalf.

We ask that you give us time to grieve the death of our daughter by respecting our wishes for privacy.

With much loving-kindness,
The Davis Family”

Newark Bereavement and Parenting Examiner would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Davis family over their loss during this difficult time.

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