2 Injured, suspected shooter dead in Colorado high school shoooting
TheDenverChannel.com , The Associated Press
3:36 PM, Dec 13, 2013
10:49 PM, Dec 13, 2013
UPDATE -- CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities have identified an 18-year-old as the student who opened fire with a shotgun at a suburban Denver high school before killing himself.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson identified the shooter Friday night as Karl Halverson Pierson.
The sheriff has said Pierson made no attempt to hide his weapon after entering the school from a parking lot and asking for a teacher by name.
Robinson did not elaborate on any possible motive except to say Pierson had had a "confrontation or disagreement" with the teacher.
Authorities now say Pierson shot one fellow student, not two as originally reported. The wounded 15-year-old underwent surgery and was in critical condition.
Another girl who was taken to the hospital with reported minor gunshot wounds, but the sheriff says she was covered in blood from the other student and wasn't injured.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The suspected gunman is dead after a shooting at Arapahoe High School, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson.
Two students were shot. One is in serious condition, the other has minor injuries.
Robinson said he believes the suspect died from a self inflicted gun shot wound.
Hundreds of students were evacuated safely. More are currently being evacuated.
The Sheriff's office tweeted that parents should go to Shepherd of the Hills Church at 7691 South University Blvd.
A witness told 7NEWS she saw police in riot gear at the scene.
Arapahoe High School is at 2201 East Dry Creek Road in Centennial.
Littleton Public Schools and Elizabeth schools have been placed on lockdown. Cherry Creek Schools are on secured perimeter, which means the outer doors are locked. Douglas County Schools is on lockout, which means there is increased alert, all doors locked, visitors need ID to get in and children will be dismissed at normal time with increased patrols. All public schools in Aurora have been placed on lockdown as a precaution, according to Aurora PD.