US: 1 dead, 7 students injured in Denver school shooting, 2 suspects in custody

Kashmir Times. Dated: 5/13/2019 2:40:07 PM

Denver [USA], May 12(Agencies): One student died and seven more critically injured in a shooting at a school in suburban Denver in US state of Colorado on Tuesday. Two male suspects - an adult and a juvenile - have been taken into custody, authorities said.
The shooting started around 2 pm in STEM School Highlands Ranch which has over 1,800 students, said reports. The shooters walked inside premises and "got deep inside the school," engaging students in two separate locations, Sheriff Spurlock said at a media brief, reported CNN.
"7 possibly 8 students have been injured. Two shooters in custody. SWAT still clearing school. Students being bused to Northridge Rec Center. Parents please have patience with reunification process," initially tweeted the Douglas County (DC) Sheriff`s Office. Critically injured students were shifted to area hospitals.
Authorities later confirmed that an 18-year-old student died in the shooting: "It is with extreme sadness that we can confirm that 1 student at the STEM School was killed in today’s #stemshooting incident. The immediate family has been notified. Douglas County Coroner Jill Romann has not officially identified the student is stating it’s an 18 year old male."
"Sheriff says suspects 1 adult male, 1 juv male in custody. No other suspects. 8 students injured, several critical, area hospitals. No staff or officers injured. Working with DA to get search warrants for suspect car at school and suspects' homes. Sheriff states suspects are students of STEM and were confronted by DCSO right away. This quick response helped save lives, says Spurlock. Will update here when have more info to release," DC Sheriff`s Office further tweeted.
The process of uniting students with parents are underway, added authorities. "If you are a host family of foreign exchange student from STEM, please respond to Target Store on Sgt John Stiles Bld in Highlands Ranch to reunify with your student," DC Sheriff`s Office said.



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