US School Shooting Ends in Attacker's Death
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A shooting incident at a high school in the US state of Colorado has resulted in the death of the shooter and injuries to at least two students, authorities said.
The shooting on Friday occurred at the Arapahoe High School in the town of Centennial, near the city of Denver. One student was in critical condition, while another suffered minor injuries, police said.
Grayson Robinson, the Arapahoe County Sheriff, said the suspect had apparently shot himself. He added the shooter had entered the premises of the school armed with a shotgun, looking for an individual teacher who he identified by name.
"The teacher began to understand that he was being looked [for] and exited the school," Robinson said.
When a student confronted the gunman, that student was shot and seriously wounded, police said.
The suspect was later found inside the school, dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, Robinson said.
All schools in the area were put on lockdown, and parents of students at the school were asked to gather at a nearby church, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's department said on its Twitter feed.
A hospital spokesperson confirmed that one student was in critical condition after the shooting in suburban Denver, Al Jazeera reported.
It was not immediately clear how the second student was injured.
Live television pictures showed orderly groups of students gathered on an athletics track on the the edge of a snow-covered field next to the school, which has over 2,200 students and 70 classrooms.