Sat December 14, 2013
Arapahoe High

School Shooting Is Another Tragedy For Colorado

Originally published on Sat December 14, 2013 4:01 am

Students comfort each other at Arapahoe High School on Friday.
Ed Andrieski AP

A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.

Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High School on Friday alerted the targeted teacher, who quickly left the building. Police immediately locked down the scene on the eve of the Newtown massacre anniversary — a somber reminder of how commonplace school violence has become.

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Sat December 14, 2013
Arapahoe High

As Centennial, Colo., Picks Up The Pieces, Sandy Hook Marks Anniversary

Originally published on Sat December 14, 2013 9:21 am

A woman hugs a student at Shepherd of the Hills Church near Arapahoe High School after a school shooting on Friday in Centennial, Colorado.
Chris Schneider Getty Images

On the first anniversary of the second deadliest school shooting in the country's history, another community thousands of miles away is trying to come to terms with its own tragedy.

As we reported, an 18-year-old student walked into Arapahoe High School on Friday in Centennial, Colo., and opened fire, injuring one student before police say he shot himself.

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Fri December 13, 2013
Arapahoe High Shooting

2 Students Injured, Suspected Shooter Dead At Colo. High School

Originally published on Sat December 14, 2013 4:04 am

Senior Jenni Meyers, center, is hugged by her sister Mary as they leave a church with their mother Julie after they were reunited after a shooting at nearby Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo.
Brennan Linsley AP

A student armed with a shotgun apparently killed himself after opening fire at a Colorado high school, wounding two fellow students, police said Friday.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the armed student entered the school and said he was looking for a specific teacher, calling him by name through the hallways. Robinson said another student confronted the gunman and then was shot.

"The teacher began to understand that he was being looked at [and] exited the school," Robinson said.

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