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UPDATE: Governor visits school shooting victim

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UPDATED Monday, December 16, 2013 --- 5:30 a.m.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado's governor has visited the 17-year-old girl who was shot at her suburban Denver high school on Friday.

Gov. John Hickenlooper tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that Claire Davis is in a coma. The Arapahoe High School senior was sitting with a friend in the school library when she was shot in the head.

Authorities say they think she was shot at random by the 18-year-old gunman who had gone into the school looking to settle a grudge with a teacher.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson says Karl Pierson intended to harm that teacher and inflict numerous other casualties when he walked into the school with a pump-action shotgun and a machete, along with three Molotov cocktails in a backpack.

But he fired just six shots in an attack lasting 80 seconds, killing himself as a school security officer closed in on him.

Students and a teacher describe Pierson as a smart, outgoing Eagle Scout who finished at the top of speech competitions but had been kicked off the school debate team for reasons that are unclear.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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UPDATED Friday, December 13, 2013 --- 4:11 p.m.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado sheriff says a student who shot two others before apparently killing himself at a Denver-area high school is believed to have acted alone.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson says the shooter entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial on Friday armed with a shotgun and looking for a teacher he identified by name.

Robinson says the teacher immediately left the school when he learned the student was looking for him.

Robinson says the shooter then shot two students, one of whom is in serious condition at a hospital. The other is also hospitalized with a minor gunshot wound.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Friday, December 13, 2013 --- 3:47 p.m.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Authorities say a suburban Denver student shot at least one other student at a high school Friday before he apparently turned the gun on himself.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the student was wounded when he confronted the gunman at Arapahoe High School in Centennial.

He said officers found another injured student while securing the school.

Littleton Adventist Hospital spokesman Jason Dunkel said a student was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Students were seen walking toward the school's running track with their hands in the air. Television footage showed students being patted down.

The school is about 8 miles east of Columbine High School in Littleton, where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves in 1999.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Friday, December 13, 2013 --- 3:00 p.m.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado sheriff says a suspect in a Denver-area high school shooting has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Friday one other student also was wounded at Arapahoe High School in Centennial.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Friday, December 13, 2013 --- 2:50 p.m.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- A hospital spokesman says a student is in critical condition after reports of a shooting at a school in suburban Denver.

Jason Dunkel, spokesman for Littleton Adventist Hospital, says the student was in surgery Friday. It's unclear how the student was wounded.

Colorado division of emergency management spokeswoman Micki Trost said her director went to Arapahoe High School in Centennial after reports of an active shooter. There weren't any more immediate details.

Police were outside the school, and students were seen walking toward the school's running track with their hands in the air. Television footage showed students being patted down.

The school is about 8 miles east of Columbine High School in Littleton, where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves in 1999.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Posted Friday, December 13, 2013 --- 2:30 p.m.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- State division of emergency management spokeswoman Micki Trost says police are responding to a report of a shooting at a high school in suburban Denver.

There weren't any immediate details about what was happening at Arapahoe High School in Centennial on Friday. The school is about 8 miles east of Columbine High School in Littleton, where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves in 1999.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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