Seven People Injured Following Colorado School Shooting
At least seven people have been injured after a shooting broke out at a school in Colorado.
“Many kids self-evacuated. The rest are being taken there by bus,” the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said during a press conference. “We have seven confirmed injuries, possibly eight.”
The shooting occurred at a STEM School in Highlands Ranch, which is 12 miles south of Denver.
“Unstable situation, shots fired at STEM school,” the sheriff’s office tweeted at 2 p.m. “Still active and unstable scene.”
As of now, two suspects are in custody. Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth said there is a possible eighth injury, but, they do not know if there are any fatalities. They are still looking for additional suspects as a precaution.
“The heart of all Colorado is with the victims and their families,” Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said in a statement.
ABC News reports that a concerned parent, Kelley Paulson said that her sixth-grader was out safely, but, her daughter was stuck inside. Her son, Christian, revealed that he was in study hall when he witnessed a “bunch of kids running out and saying, ‘school shooter, school shooter.”
“I tried to run with my life but I’m out of breath,” Christian added.
As of now, it is reported that the two suspects were also juveniles, but, it is not clear if they attended the school.