Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth stated two suspects are in custody within the taking pictures on the STEM College in Highlands Ranch, which covers Ok-12.
“We’ve got a number of college students which have been injured,” she stated.
The taking pictures began within the center college simply earlier than 2 p.m., Nicholson-Kluth stated. A college official known as authorities to report that pictures had been fired, she stated.
“Over the subsequent couple of minutes, fairly a couple of pictures had been fired,” she stated.
Police and sheriff’s deputies had been on scene nearly instantly, she stated.
“As officers had been arriving on the college they might nonetheless hear gunshots,” Nicholson-Kluth stated.
Nicholson-Kluth stated authorities do not know at this level if the suspected shooters had been college students.
Although authorities initially stated they had been on the lookout for a potential third suspect, Nicholson-Kluth stated they’re now not on the lookout for one other suspect.
“This can be a good neighborhood. It is normally very quiet, extraordinarily low crime charge,” stated the undersheriff, who has been with the division 30 years.
The STEM College has about 1,800 college students, the undersherrif stated. It’s situated about seven miles from Columbine Excessive College, which is situated in Littleton, Colorado.
On April 20, 1999, two college students killed 12 of their classmates and one instructor in a mass taking pictures at Columbine Excessive.
Douglas County Faculties had been closed April 17 as authorities scrambled to seek out an armed Florida teen they stated was infatuated with the Columbine bloodbath. The girl, authorities stated, made threats earlier than she traveled to Colorado, the place she died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.