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Shooting at Colorado school: 1 dead, 8 students injured, 2 in custody

Posted at 3:21 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 00:59:52-04

Update 11 p.m.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – One 18-year-old male was killed and eight students were hurt in a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch and police say “two shooters” were caught by officers running into the building. Both suspects are students at the school.


Update 3:30 p.m.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – Seven or eight students have been hurt in a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday afternoon and police say two people are in custody. A search also continues for other possible suspects in Douglas County but authorities don’t expect other arrests to be made.

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Douglas County Sheriff’s responded to the K-12 charter school at Ridgeline Boulevard and Plaza Drive just after 2 p.m.

“This is still an active shooter situation. We still don’t know whether there is still an active shooter inside,” said a spokeswoman with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office just before 3 p.m. “Two suspects are in custody.”

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She said they are going room by room, searching the school. Officials ask that the public, including parents and other relatives, avoid the area.

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SkyRidge Medical Center has two juvenile victims in stable condition. There are also some victims being treated at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – Multiple students have been hurt in a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday afternoon and police are actively trying to identify and locate the shooter. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies have responded to the K-12 charter school at Ridgeline Boulevard and Plaza Drive.

The school district confirms students from STEM School Highlands Ranch will be taken to Northridge Rec Center, located at 8800 South Broadway, where parents can pick them up. Parents are being told to bring identification.

“Reunification is going to take time, PLEASE BE PATIENT,” officials with the Colorado State Patrol tweeted.

Police initially described the situation as “unstable” in a tweet that went out just after 2 p.m.

Officials ask that the public to avoid the area.

According to the website for STEM School Highlands Ranch, located at 8773 South Ridgeline Boulevard, the school is described as an “innovative, free, public, charter learning community.” The school educates children K-12 grades. The school is considered a “think tank and learning lab” for creativity. The website states, “Our goal is not only to prepare students to thrive in the constant world of re-invention, but to lead it.”

The school is located approximately 8 miles from Columbine High School in neighboring Jefferson County.

This is a developing story.