7 injured in shooting at Colo. public school, 2 suspects in custody

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded and are searching for a possible third suspect

By News Staff

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. —  At least seven people were wounded and two suspects are in custody after a shooting was reported at a Colorado high school.

According to NBC News, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the STEM School Highlands Ranch around 2 p.m. and are searching for a possible third suspect.


The school district says the school was under lockdown and all other surrounding schools are on lockout.

Police officers have entered the school and are searching rooms, following active shooter protocol.

This is a developing story. Updates will be provided when available.

Original story: 

By Associated Press

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Authorities say a shooting at a suburban Denver school has injured two people.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says deputies are trying to find the shooter or shooters, calling it an "active and unstable scene."

The shooting occurred at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a public charter school with more than 1,850 students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

The sheriff's office said deputies responded around 1:50 p.m. to the school in the Highlands Ranch community about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Denver.

Lines of firetrucks, ambulances and law enforcement vehicles are at the scene and a medical helicopter landed on a grassy field.

The sheriff directed parents to a recreational center to pick up their children.

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