Student opens fire at Colorado high school, wounds two classmates

A student bent onconfronting a teacher opened fire with a shotgun at a Coloradohigh school on Friday, wounding at least two classmates beforetaking his own life, law enforcement officials said.

The student entered Arapahoe High School in a Denver suburbaround midday brandishing the gun and asked for the teacher byname before shooting two students, critically wounding a15-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. Theincident was over in 14 minutes.

"I believe the shooter knew that deputy sheriffs wereimmediately about to engage him and I believe that shooter tookhis life because he knew that he had been found," the sherifftold a news conference.

Authorities did not name the suspected gunman.

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