Arapahoe High School starred in a shootout Friday. Two students were injured.
The shooter killed himself
At least two young men were injured, one seriously, in a shooting today in Arapahoe High School (Colorado) in the western United States, where the shooter killed himself.
At a press conference, the Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the shooter was identified as a student at Arapahoe high school and went looking for a teacher. Littleton Hospital confirmed that a student between 15 and 16 is in critical condition.
Authorities said the incident was over and the students were out of danger. According to information from students who spoke to the Denver Post, the victims were injured in the school cafeteria. Over 20 police vehicles arrived and around schools were placed under guard.
The school is located at 2201 East Dry Creek Road, Centennial, Colorado. Students were taken to the athletic field, with hands up, and some were inspected by police. Becky O’Guin, fire department spokesman of South Metro, said firefighters were called to the school at 12:30 hour by a fire report.
Emergency personnel advised the parents to reach a neighbor to the school to pick up their children supermarket affiliate KDVR reported.
The shooting comes a day before it meets the anniversary of the slaughter of Newtown, where 20 children and six adults were killed by a young man of twenty.
The school has 2,229 students and eight miles from Columbine High School, where two students killed 13 students in 1999. In Colorado, 21% of students are Hispanic, and centennial, 7% are Latino.