By The Daily Caller. Two suspects are in custody following a school shooting outside Denver that left eight students injured Tuesday, officials said.
The shooting happened at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a charter school that serves kids in grades K-12, The Associated Press reported. It is about 15 miles away from Denver.
“Two individuals walked into the STEM school, got deep inside the school and engaged students in two separate locations,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said during a press conference Tuesday.
The suspects, one adult and one juvenile, are believed to be students at the STEM school, Spurlock said. . .
Some students were in critical conditions while some were in stable conditions, Spurlock said.
We are making all of our public safety resources available to assist the Douglas County Sheriff's Department in their effort to secure the site and evacuate the students. We are monitoring the situation in real time. The heart of all Colorado is with the victims & their families.
— Jared Polis (@GovofCO) May 7, 2019
(Read more from “2 in Custody After Tragic School Shooting” HERE)
1 Dead, 8 Hurt in Colorado School Shooting, 2 in Custody
By AP. Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburb of Denver not far from Columbine High School , killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading terror before they were taken into custody, authorities said. . .
Authorities identified one of the suspects late Tuesday as 18-year-old Devon Erickson. Spurlock said the second suspect is a juvenile and that both attended the school. They were not previously known to authorities, he said. . .
The shooting took place exactly a week after a gunman killed two students and wounded four at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. It also comes nearly three weeks after neighboring Littleton marked the grim 20th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre that killed 13 people. The two schools are separated by about 7 miles (11 kilometers) in adjacent communities south of Denver. (Read more from “1 Dead, 8 Hurt in Colorado School Shooting, 2 in Custody” HERE)