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Colo. School Shooting Victim Has Died

Claire Davis' injuries 'were too severe'

(Newser) - Claire Davis , the suburban Denver high school student who was shot in the head by a classmate, died this afternoon, hospital officials said in a statement. Davis, 17, was in critical condition after being shot at point-blank range at Arapahoe High School on Dec. 13. "It is with... More »

School Shooter Had Targets, Message on Arm

Cops believe Karl Pierson planned to attack 5 rooms

(Newser) - Colorado student Karl Pierson walked into his high school intending to kill a lot more people than just the debate coach who kicked him off the team, chilling new details suggest. Investigators say the 18-year-old entered Arapahoe High School with 125 rounds of ammunition, three incendiary devices, and letters and... More »

Anarchist Cookbook Author: Take It Out of Print

William Powell repeats his plea but has no say in the matter

(Newser) - Reports that the Colorado teenager who opened fire in his school last week read The Anarchist Cookbook before doing so has prompted the author of that 1971 book to issue his most forceful plea yet to remove it from print, reports NBC News . “The Anarchist Cookbook should go quietly... More »

School Shooting Victim in a Coma

Claire Davis didn't know gunman, police say

(Newser) - The 17-year-old girl shot in the head in Friday's Colorado school shooting is in a coma and fighting for her life, her family says. Claire Davis "remains in critical condition. She is stable, but is in a coma," the family said in a statement. "The first... More »

School Shooter Killed Self Within 2 Minutes: Sheriff

Victim Claire Davis 'not doing well': father

(Newser) - School shooting suspect Karl Pierson shot himself within a minute and 20 seconds of entering Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, county sheriff Grayson Robinson says. He reportedly shot himself during a confrontation with an officer. "I believe that that shooter took his life because he knew that... More »

School Shooter Was Going After Debate Coach

Sources say Karl Pierson was angry after being kicked off team

(Newser) - Karl Halverson Pierson, the 18-year-old who opened fire at Colorado's Arapahoe High School yesterday before killing himself, was "really, really angry" after a problem he had with the coach of the debate team earlier this year, and multiple students tell the Los Angeles Times that's who he... More »

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