One dead, two suspects in custody and multiple students injured after shots fired at STEM School in Denver area
Two students attending the STEM School Highlands Ranch brought at least one handgun into the school Tuesday afternoon and turned the weapon on their classmates, killing one 18-year-old male and injuring eight other students.
It was the fourth school shooting in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre 20 years ago.
The male suspects, one adult and one juvenile, were taken into custody by Douglas County sheriff’s deputies within two minutes of a 1:53 p.m. report of shots fired, Sheriff Tony Spurlock said.
Sheriff’s officials late Tuesday identified the adult suspect as Devon Erickson, 18. The names of the victims and the juvenile suspect were not released.
“We know that two individuals walked into the STEM School, got deep inside the school and engaged students in two separate locations,” Spurlock said. “There were a number of students that were shot and injured.”
Read more via The Denver Post.