2 Injured in School Shooting Near Columbine; Shooter Dead
Gunman was a student at Arapahoe High School, say police
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 13, 2013 2:31 PM CST
Updated Dec 13, 2013 3:10 PM CST
In this still image taken from video provided by Fox 31 Denver, police respond to reports of a shooting at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo.   (AP Photo/KDVR)

(Newser) – Police near Denver say a male student at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado—just eight miles from Columbine High School—opened fire in the school this afternoon. Two students were injured, one of them seriously, and the shooter was later found dead inside the school of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reports ABC Denver. The shooter, still unidentified, reportedly entered the school about 12:30pm with a shotgun and said he was going after a particular teacher.

"A student confronted the gunman and was shot," says Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson. That student is in serious condition, while the second student injured has what are described as minor injuries. It's not clear whether the second student was actually shot, notes NBC News. In addition to being close to Columbine, this is the same county where 12 people were killed in a movie theater in Aurora last year.

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uthink
Dec 15, 2013 1:57 PM CST
Anyone check the county water supply lately?
wei2szu
Dec 14, 2013 11:11 AM CST
"2 Injured in School Shooting Near COLUMBINE; Shooter Dead" love that headline. Let's just remember everything from past events. I mean like "2 VT Hokie football players were injured in their game against Virginia this weekend, neither were shot buy the crazy KOREAN guy from years ago." or "2 students were involved in a NYC shooting, about 3 miles from GROUND ZERO, and about 90 miles from NEWTOWN, CT." What is up with these headlines? With journalists in general? WTF?
Caps
Dec 14, 2013 8:32 AM CST
Just another nutcase making the NRA, and the gun nuts happy.