WEDNESDAY UPDATE: David Hogg, survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting who has emerged as an activist for stronger gun control laws, smacks down Sen. Cory Gardner’s “thoughts and prayers” boilerplate in response to yesterday’s shooting in Highlands Ranch:
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 7, 2019
The Douglas County coroner has not released the identity of the student who died, however, the family of Kendrick Castillo, 18, confirmed to NBC News that he was the student who was killed.
Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said two shooters walked into the campus’ high school at South Ridgeline Boulevard and Plaza Drive at around 1:50 p.m. Tuesday and opened fire on their classmates in “two separate locations.” The sheriff’s office initially said both suspects were male, but Wednesday morning said the second suspect is a juvenile female.
#stemshooting 7 possibly 8 students have been injured. Two shooters in custody. SWAT still clearing school. Students being bused to Northridge Rec Center. Parents please have patience with reunification process.
— DC Sheriff (@dcsheriff) May 7, 2019
We’re following tragic news from the STEM School in Douglas County, a K-12 charter school with some 1,800 students:
Two suspects are in custody and seven to eight people were injured following a shooting Tuesday afternoon at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, according to Douglas County sheriff’s officials.
Police are still searching the school, but do not believe there are any other suspects, Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth said at a news conference.
We’ll update when more information is made available. Hug your kids.