Colorado students allowed back after shooting

AP News
Posted: Dec 19, 2013 2:13 PM

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Students are being allowed back in to Colorado's Arapahoe High School for brief visits that are providing some comfort following last week's shooting.

Juniors and seniors were allowed inside for two hours Thursday to get things they had to leave behind after a gunman opened fire, wounding one student before killing himself. Underclassmen are scheduled to report Friday.

They were able to meet their teachers, walk the suburban Denver school's halls and gather in the cafeteria to talk and eat homemade cookies.

Some said they were nervous to return. Student body vice president Grace Marlowe says she was grateful to be able to see her school in person again, rather in than aerial news footage. Like many others, she also stopped by a tribute to wounded student Claire Davis. She remains in critical condition.

Classes will resume in January.