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Gunman dead after school shooting in Colorado

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 - 01:32

Dec.13 - Police say the gunmen identified a teacher he wanted to target. Jennifer Davis reports.

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It's a scene that's unfortunately become all too familiar at U.S. schools. Today it happened in Centennial, Colorado as students ran out of Arapahoe High School with their hands raised after reports of a shooting. (SOUNDBITE) UNIDENTIFIED STUDENT SAYING: "It was pretty scary. I didn't know what was going on. I thought it was just a drill until we heard the gunshots and we weren't really sure what to do then." Police say it started when a male student entered the school and identified a teacher he wanted to confront. (SOUNDBITE): GRAYSON ROBINSON, ARAPAHOE COUNTY SHERIFF SAYING: "We know the student that was armed with a shotgun. As he entered the west side of Arapahoe High School - immediately asked for the location of this specific teacher and asked for that teacher by name. As soon as the teacher realized that, he departed the school. That was a very wise tactical decision. He took himself away from the school with an effort to try and encourage the shooter to go with him." Police say the suspect then opened fire, injuring two other students before taking his own life. (SOUNDBITE) UNIDENTIFIED STUDENT SAYING: "We heard one really loud sound and thought someone might have dropped something in the hallways, then we heard two more and then they told us were were going in lockdown. To go to the back of the classroom, turn off all the lights and lock the door." Centennial, Colorado is not far from Columbine High School, where 13 were killed in a 1999 shooting. This shooting also takes place just one day before the first anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

Gunman dead after school shooting in Colorado

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 - 01:32

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