UPDATE: Authorities say one student was killed in Colorado school shooting

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old male student was killed in a shooting at a suburban Denver school.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the death in a tweet Tuesday, but didn’t identify the student killed in the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.

The death appears to be separate from the eight people who were treated at hospitals.

Two students are listed in serious condition, two are listed as stable with injuries that are not life-threatening, one is in good condition and three have been released.

Authorities have taken two students into custody after the shooting in the affluent community of Highlands Ranch near where two students shot and killed 13 people at Columbine High School 20 years ago.


HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) —¬†Authorities say eight students were injured in a shooting a suburban Denver school, and several are in critical condition.

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said at a news conference Tuesday that two shooters walked into the school and opened fire on students in two classrooms.

He said a number of students were shot and wounded. The victims are all 15 and older.

Spurlock says the gunmen were both students at STEM School Highlands Ranch and that he had no information about whether anyone was targeted.

The sheriff says the suspects in a Colorado shooting are students at the school; one adult and one juvenile.

Spurlock says at least a handgun was recovered, but he didn’t release other information on weapons.


Authorities say a shooting at a suburban Denver school has injured at least seven people.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says two suspects are in custody, and a search is underway for a possible third suspect.

The shooting occurred at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a public charter school with more than 1,850 students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

The sheriff’s office said deputies responded around 1:50 p.m. to the school in the Highlands Ranch community about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Denver.

Lines of firetrucks, ambulances and law enforcement vehicles are at the scene and a medical helicopter landed on a grassy field.

The sheriff directed parents to a recreational center to pick up their children, who were delivered by school buses.

Some children were crying and others held hands with schoolmates as police officers, sheriff’s deputies and school administrators helped them off the buses in a light rain Tuesday.

Eleven buses carrying children pulled up to the center in a matter of minutes. An ambulance also arrived and dropped off a half-dozen children. None appeared to be physically wounded, but some were crying.

Parents also were streaming into the center, but no reunions with their children occurred outside in public view.

A man who appeared to be a pastor was walking among small groups of parents, praying with them.

Associated Press

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