Denver, CO — A student who was reported to have agreed to be “patted down each day” before entering school opened fire today, hospitalizing two staff members, according to local authorities. During this routine pat-down, the shooting is reported to have occurred.
One month ago, East High School students rallied at a city council meeting, requesting heightened gun security measures after a 16-year-old student was shot close to the school premises. Also, the shooting, happening Wednesday morning, is exactly two years after the mass shooting in Boulder, CO, at King Soopers Grocery Store, which took ten lives.
Denver Shooting: What’s Happening Now?
The shooter, whose identity is known by the police, remains at large, having fled immediately after firing. The gun also has not been recovered.
One school employee is in critical condition and is undergoing surgery. The second is reported to be in stable condition.
Due to previous behavioral issues, the student was required to undergo daily pat-down sessions, according to officials. However, officials have not stated what behavior caused the need for these safety measures.
The police are still tracking down the student. And the superintendent at East High School stated that armed security would be instituted for the remainder of the school year.
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