A student bent on
confronting a teacher opened fire with a shotgun at a Colorado
high school on Friday, wounding at least two classmates before
taking his own life, law enforcement officials said.
The student entered Arapahoe High School in a Denver suburb
around midday brandishing the gun and asked for the teacher by
name before shooting two students, critically wounding a
15-year-old girl, said Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson.
The teacher immediately fled the school and was not injured,
while the gunman was later found in a classroom at the school,
dead of an self-inflicted gunshot wound, Robinson said. The
incident was over in 14 minutes.
"I believe the shooter knew that deputy sheriffs were
immediately about to engage him and I believe that shooter took
his life because he knew that he had been found," the sheriff
told a news conference.
Authorities did not name the suspected gunman.