Highlands Ranch, CO – At least two people were shot at STEM School Highlands Ranch in the Denver suburbs on Tuesday afternoon and police are still searching for suspects.
UPDATE: 8 confirmed wounded so far.
A ranking law enforcement source told KMGH that one student had been shot and that one suspect was down.
KDVR reported that two suspects are in custody, but it’s not clear if that’s one of the downed suspects.
Police were still looking for more suspects, according to the law enforcement source.
The shootings occurred just before 1:50 p.m. on May 7 and almost an hour later, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the school remained an “active and unstable scene,” according to KMGH.
Police responded to the school for a report of shots fired at the STEM school located off South Ridgeline Road and Plaza Drive.
The school, which includes students from Kindergarten through 12th Grade, was put into lockdown, and all other Douglas County schools were put on lockout, according to KMGH.
Students will eventually be taken to Northridge Recreation Center at 8800 South Broadway to be reunited with their parents, KCNC reported.
Parents will be required to show identification when they pick up their students.
“Reunification is going to take time, PLEASE BE PATIENT,” Colorado State Patrol officials tweeted.
Officials have asked the general public to avoid the area around STEM School Highlands Ranch and the reunification area at the recreation center, KCNC reported.
The school is located about eight miles from Columbine High School in nearby Jefferson County.
UPDATE: Two suspects are in custody and the area has been secured. It’s believed that there is no third suspect.
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