Highlands Ranch: A student of a suburban Denver school in Colorado was killed in a shooting incident on Wednesday. The identity of the deceased has not been revealed officially. However, he is believed to be an 18-year-old.
“It is with extreme sadness that we can confirm that 1 student at the STEM School was killed in today’s shooting incident. The immediate family has been notified. Douglas County Coroner Jill Romann has not officially identified the student is stating it’s an 18 year old male,” Douglas County Sheriff tweeted. Notably, STEM School has over 1,800 students.
He also urged the people to avoid believing the rumours being spread about the incident. “There is a lot of information out in public about details on shooting, which is not all accurate. We will update with accurate information as soon as we are able to do so. Please be patient as we want to make sure all info is correct,” he tweeted.
Addressing a press conference, earlier in the day, Sheriff Tony Spurlock had revealed that eight students were injured as two shooters walked into STEM school and opened fire on students in two classrooms. He also added that two suspects – a man and a minor boy – have been taken into custody and a handgun has been recovered from them.
“7 possibly 8 students have been injured. Two shooters in custody. SWAT still clearing school. Students being bused to Northridge Rec Center. Parents please have patience with reunification process,” the DC Sheriff had tweeted, informing about the incident initially.
He also informed that a number of students were shot and wounded, adding that the victims are in the age group of 15 years and older.