A Colorado school shooting has left the shooter dead and one student in critical condition. The shooting occurred at a suburban Denver high school, which was a chaotic scene at the onset of this event, according to USA Today on Dec. 13.
One student has been hospitalized in serious condition from a gunshot wound and the shooter turned his gun on himself, taking his own life. The suspect was an Arapahoe High School student, who entered his high school armed. The student that was shot had confronted the suspect.
Parents of the children were told to go to nearby Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, where the children would be transported. The SWAT team went room by room escorting the students out of the building. The students had their classrooms locked down when the shooting started.
The students were seen calmly exiting the school and heading for the school track at about 1:30 p.m., which was the area designated to go to once they were let out of their classrooms. This school shooting comes the day before the year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting.
This high school where this shooting took place is not far from the Columbine High School which was the site of a massacre in 1999. Arapahoe High School is eight miles away from Columbine High School.
Fox News live on Friday afternoon reports the shooter came into school armed and his target was a teacher. The librarian had left the school after finding out this information. The shooter had one gun and he used this on the student who confronted him and then to kill himself.
ABC News reports that the school custodian drove the librarian off the grounds once it was learned that the librarian was the target for shooter. The shooter confronted the librarian, who was able to get away. The custodian seeing this helped get the librarian off the grounds in his truck. Teachers reported hearing one gunshot then a secession of four shots. There was "a lot of blood" outside of the study center, reports a teacher.
This is another grim reminder on just how fragile life is. This is another tragedy that is senseless and heart wrenching, especially because it has to do with kids.