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BREAKING: Student Opens Fire On School Administrators

Denver, CO – Two school administrators were shot by a student at East High School in Denver on Wednesday morning and the shooter has not yet been apprehended.

Police said the incident occurred at the high school located in the 1600-block of City Park Esplanade on March 22, FOX News reported.

Denver Police Chief Ron Thomas said that the student with the gun was being searched for weapons as part of a school safety plan, KUSA reported.

When a faculty member found a weapon on one of the students, the teenage boy opened fire.

“They were undergoing a search, and during that search, obviously a weapon, a handgun was retrieved and several shots were fired,” Chief Thomas said.

The wounded faculty members were airlifted to nearby hospitals for emergency treatment, KUSA reported.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said paramedics were already in the school building responding to somebody who had had an allergic reaction so they were able to quickly provide First Aid to the wounded faculty members.

Chief Thomas said one of the wounded school administrators was taken directly into surgery for treatment of life-threatening injuries, KUSA reported.

The second wounded faculty member was in serious condition but able to talk to investigators about what had happened, according to the police chief.

Police are searching for a black teenager wearing a hoodie but have not yet publicly released his identity.

He said the shooting took place in a school office and away from other students, KUSA reported.

Police have not yet apprehended the shooter, nor have they recovered the weapon that he used to shoot the school administrators, according to Chief Thomas.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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