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Colorado School Shooting Leaves 8 Injured, 1 Dead

Cheryl Kahla
May 07, 2019
09:44 P.M.
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Eight students were injured during a school shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado near Denver on Tuesday afternoon.

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Authorities confirmed that eight students are injured. One person is dead and two suspects are in custody. The suspects shot at multiple students in two separate areas of the school.

Even though the suspects' names and ages had not been made public, investigation officers believe that one suspect is an adult, and the other a juvenile.

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THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

Authorities are currently at the scene and the investigation continues. Holly Nicholson-Kluth, police spokesperson at the local sheriff's department, said:

"There did seem to be some struggle going on when they got there; we don’t know if that was students or security or officers."

Students and teachers raise their arms as the exit the scene of a shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019. Photo: Getty Images

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EXTENT OF INJURIES STILL UNCERTAIN

No information has been released about the injured students as yet. Investigating officers are going from room to room and fear they may find more injured individuals.

Governor Jared Polis assures the public that they are using all the safety resources at their disposal to assist the Sheriff's office in their investigations.

Students and teachers exiting a building at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019. Photo: Getty Images

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As reported by CNN, authorities are not certain if more individuals were involved. This is a developing story, and we will share more updates as it becomes available.

One student, Anton Akhmetov, created a Twitter account earlier today and shared a video thanking everyone who risked their lives at the STEM School.

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SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND THREATS ON THE RISE

The Colorado shooting follows less than a month after Denver schools were closed when a woman made threats ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

The woman, 18-year-old Sol Pais was found dead in the mountains of Jefferson County, Colo. The cause of death was reportedly a self-inflicted shotgun wound.

Update: A previous version of the article claimed that seven students had been injured in the Colorado school shooting. The information has been updated.

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