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School Shooting Victim Tackled Suspect Before He Was Killed - Page 2

The latest on the shootings at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2019 2:03 PM CDT

  • Capture: Deputies reportedly arrested the suspects within minutes, with no gunfire exchanged, per the AP. Spurlock said one of the suspects was detained by a security guard at the school, attended by more than 1,850 students in kindergarten through grade 12.
  • A Columbine link?: Citing multiple sources, Denver Channel reports the motive "went beyond bullying and involved revenge and anger towards others at the school." Some are questioning whether the shooting was inspired by the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, just seven miles away. Per the AP, "the answer was not immediately clear."
  • The injured: Eight students aged 15 and older were treated at three hospitals, including one student shot three times. Five had been released by Wednesday morning, while three remained in intensive care.
  • The terror: A 8-year-old second-grader tells the New York Times of hearing his first ever gunshot. His mother, speaking for most parents, says, "We're more messed up than they are."
(Read more school shooting stories.)

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