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Sheriff: School shooter dead, two students hurt

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Posted: Dec 13, 2013 2:35 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2013 4:45 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: school shooting, colorado school shooting, arapahoe high school, columbine shooting

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Authorities near Denver said a school shooter is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot, but not before at least two other students were hurt.

Authorities said the shooter was armed with a shotgun, and a device that may be a Molotov cocktail was found at the scene after the shooting. They believe he acted alone.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the student at Arapahoe High School shot another student who confronted him before turning the gun on himself. Robinson said authorities found another injured student while securing the campus.

Robinson said the student came to the school looking for a specific teacher. The sheriff said that teacher left the school when he learned the student was looking for him.

Robinson said one of the injured students is in serious condition. The other had a minor gunshot wound.

Schools in the area have been put on lockdown. Arapahoe High is eight miles away from Columbine High School, the scene of a deadly school shooting in 1999 where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves.

This is a developing news story, check back for updates.

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