Denver School Shooting Leaves 2 Adults Injured, Suspect at Large

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Police in Denver are searching for the suspect in a shooting that took place Wednesday morning at East High School. Reports indicate that two adults were injured.

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The Denver Police Department first tweeted about the incident shortly after 10:00 am local time on Wednesday.

ALERT: #DPD is responding to a shooting at East High School. Unknown number of victims at this time. Investigators are working to gather information, expect large police presence in the area. Updates will be posted to this thread as they are made available. #Denver

Since then, the account has provided several updates, including confirmation that the two adult victims had been transported to area hospitals and the shooter was no longer thought to be at the scene.

 

Officials, including Mayor Michael Hancock, Police Chief Ron Thomas, and Denver County Schools Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero, held a brief press conference about an hour after the shooting.

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Per the press conference, the suspect was described as “a male student who was under certain agreement to be patted down each day here at East High School shot and injured two staff members.” One of the staff members was in surgery and listed in critical condition, at the time of the press conference, while the other was stable and able to give a statement.

One other student was injured, unrelated to the shooting, and transported to the hospital following “an allergic reaction — a visceral reaction — to the tension of the moment,” according to Mayor Hancock.

Chief Thomas elaborated that a handgun was retrieved from the male student during a “safety plan” search and several shots were fired. Thomas indicated they do know the identity of the student.

As this is a developing story, RedState will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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