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Gunman, 18, wounds classmate in Colorado school

troutbum5 Wrote: Dec 13, 2013 7:10 PM
This was not a "mass shooting." It was an attempted murder that happened to take place at a school. The kid that confronted the shooter (if that report is accurate) is a hero. And law enforcement responded correctly, by going immediately instead of waiting for the entire force to show up. Kudos to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A teenager who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire Friday with a shotgun at a suburban Denver high school, wounding a fellow student before killing himself.

Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High School alerted the targeted teacher, who quickly left the building. The scene unfolded on the eve of the Newtown massacre anniversary, a somber reminder of the ever-present potential for violence in the nation's schools.

The wounded student, a 15-year-old girl, underwent surgery and was in critical condition. Authorities originally said a second student was wounded, but Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Friday night...