Sheriff: Arapahoe High School Shooter Dead From Self-Inflicted Gunshot
Students being evacuated from the high school.
(Centennial, CO) The Arapahoe County sheriff says the suspected shooter at Arapahoe High School died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.
Two students were also injured, one critically.
The other student has a minor injury, which is not a gunshot.
The sheriff said the shooter was a student at the high school and was going to confront a particular teacher.
The shooter entered the school with a shotgun just after 12:30 p.m. and asked for the teacher, and was told the teacher had left.
The teacher was alerted to the situation and got out of the school quickly, in what the sheriff says was an effort to draw the shooter away from the school.
The student that was critically injured confronted the shooter and was then shot.
The sheriff said the shooter was down within 15 minutes of the initial call.
More than 2,000 students attend Arapahoe High School.
Authorities evacuated students “slowly and methodically.”
Littleton and Centennial are just south of Denver.