Deputies responding to "active shooter" situation at Colorado high school
3:13 PM, Dec 13, 2013
10:17 PM, Dec 13, 2013
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The Arapahoe County Sheriff said Friday one student was seriously wounded and another has minor injuries after a shooting inside Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado. The shooter was dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Sheriff Grayson Robinson.
The high school is located on E. Dry Creek Rd. in Centennial.
Robinson said the shooter, a student at the school, was armed with a shotgun and was looking for a specific teacher that the gunman identified by name.
"A student confronted the gunman and was shot," Robinson said. That student is in serious condition.
The weapon used in the shooting has been recovered. The teacher was not injured and the gunman's identity has not yet been released. The sheriff says the gunman is believed to have acted alone.
Hundreds of students were evacuated from the school safely.
Littleton Public Schools were placed on lockdown during the investigation.
The school is about 8 miles east of Columbine High School in Littleton, where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves in 1999.