HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (Gray News) – Seven people are confirmed injured after a school shooting about 15 miles south of Denver.
Police are working to confirm if there is an eighth injury. It’s not clear yet if those injured are children and adults.
The shooting began at about 1:53 p.m. in the middle school of the STEM Academy School. School staff alerted police. There is not a school resource officers assigned to the school, however, the school is located near a police station.
“Quite a few shots were fired,” said Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth.
Nicholson-Kluth confirmed two people are in custody and were caught by officers running into the school, who heard shots as they arrived. She would not comment if the suspects were adolescents.
She also said that many kids self-evacuated. Others are being reunited at a nearby recreation center.
Video from the scene shows SWAT officers, multiple ambulances and medical helicopter from different jurisdictions.
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