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

(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.

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.
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)
In this still image taken from video provided by Fox 31 Denver,  students gather just outside of Arapahoe High School.
In this still image taken from video provided by Fox 31 Denver, students gather just outside of Arapahoe High School.   (AP Photo/KDVR)
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