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    One student is dead and eight students were injured in a shooting at a Colorado school on Tuesday, according to authorities.

    The deceased male, who has not been identified, was 18 years old.

    Two suspects are in custody , Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson Kluth told reporters during a press conference. Emergency dispatchers received reports that shots were fired at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch just before 2 p.m., according to a tweet by the sheriff's office. Investigators believe one of the suspects is an adult and the other is a juvenile, and they are both students at the school, Douglas County Sheriff Anthony Spurlock told reporters.

    The adult was identified late Tuesday as Devon Erickson, 18. Officials said they would not be releasing a photo of him "as it could jeopardize this critical ongoing" investigation.

    Neither suspect was previously on the "radar" of law enforcement, Spurlock said.
    Slide 1 of 34: Police and others are seen outside STEM School Highlands Ranch, a charter middle school in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo., after a shooting Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Authorities said several people were injured and a few suspects were in custody.

    A shooting in the STEM School Highlands Ranch, Colorado, left one student dead and eight others injured, causing panic around the school on May 7. Two suspects were taken into custody, according to the police sources.
    Authorities do not have any information as to whether any of the injured were targeted, Spurlock said.

    A struggle may have ensued between the suspects and someone at the school , Kluth said. The male suspects were not injured, Spurlock said.

    The suspects got "deep inside the school" and engaged students in two separate locations, Spurlock said, adding that one of the weapons used was a handgun. Investigators believe they have located all suspects involved, he added.

    The injured students, who are all at least 15 years old, were taken to area hospitals, some in critical condition, Spurlock said. Some students have since been released, and have been reunited with their families, he added.

    The school does not have a school resource officer, but the school does have private security, Kluth said. School staff notified emergency dispatchers "almost immediately" after the first gunshots were fired, and deputies were on scene within two minutes and engaged the suspects, Spurlock said.

    The charter school teaches kindergarten through 12th grade and has more than 1,800 students, Kluth said. More than 500 of those students are elementary age, ABC Denver affiliate KMGH reported.

    The school was under lockdown as SWAT teams went from classroom to classroom to clear them, Kluth said. Nearby schools were placed on lockout, according to KMGH.
    a man holding a gun: Officers stand guard in front of STEM School Highlands Ranch after a shooting, May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.
    "This is a terrible event," Spurlock said. "This is something that no one wants to have happen in their community."

    Parents were instructed to pick up their children nearby at the Northridge Recreation Center. Images showed dozens of children in a single file line with their hands on their head

    Concerned mother Kelley Paulson told KMGH that her sixth-grade son got out of the school but her third-grade daughter was still inside.

    The school was surrounded by first responders, Paulson said.

    Kelly’s son, Christian, said he was in study hall when he saw a “bunch of kids running out and saying, ‘school shooter, school shooter.’” At first, he wasn’t sure the situation was real, he said.

    “I tried to run with my life but I’m out of breath,” Christian said.

    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said the state is making all public safety resources available to assist the sheriff's office.

    "The heart of all Colorado is with the victims and their families," Polis said in a statement.

    ABC News' Malka Abramoff, Bonnie Mclean and Alyssa Pone contributed to this report.
    Hence it is, that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. James Madison, Federalist Paper No 10

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    What the MSM is ignoring, why do you think? This has gone away fast from the MSM reporting. Why do you think?

    The media won’t tell you this, but the two killers who shot up a Colorado high school were liberals. One was transgender, the other a registered Democrat, and both were Trump haters.

    The two shooters who rampaged through a K-12 STEM school located in Douglas County were both liberals. Devon Erickson, 18, and a younger student who police first thought was a boy but later found to be a girl, were taken into custody after the shooting.

    The named shooter, Devon Erickson, shows all the signs of a left-wing anarchist, Heavy reported.

    For instance, he had spray painted “Fuck Society” on the side of his car.
    “You know what I hate? All these Christians who hate gays, yet in the bible, it says in Deuteronomy 17:12-13, if someone doesn’t do what their priest tells them to do, they are supposed to die. It has plenty of crazy stuff like that,” he wrote in one Facebook post a couple years ago. “But all they get out of it is ‘ewwwwww gays.’” In 2015, Erickson put a celebrate pride filter onto a Facebook picture.
    With one post, he wrote, “I’m covered in ink and addicted to pain.” 9News reported that police were expected to search a home owned by James and Stephanie Erickson. Stephanie’s Facebook page was deleted shortly after news broke of the shooting.

    Heavy has a ton of more evidence of his leftism.

    Finally, the second suspect is a transgender kid, a girl posing as a boy.

    The second suspect was not named because she is underage, but Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said on May 8 that the suspect is a “juvenile female.” The sheriff added, “We originally thought the juvenile was a male by appearance. I did the press release very early on before the detectives were able to get medical… were able to speak to her.”

    Further, on the second suspect: The Denver Channel said that “the second suspect, who is a minor, is a transgender male who was in the midst of transitioning from female to male.” The motive, the station alleges, “went beyond bullying and involved revenge and anger towards others at the school,” adding that one suspect “was involved in legal and illegal drug use and had been in therapy.”

    The School and Authorities were warned 5 months ago these kids were violent and making threat and ignored it. Via Fox News.

    Do you think, IF TRUE, their sexual identities and political stance had anything to do with it?

    I mean, if ANYONE says the Trans-sexual's are mentally ill in anyway you are the bigots no matter how much they threaten themselves or others.

    Of course the guns and gun owners are the problem who were never there.
    I carry a firearm because a cop is too heavy and takes too many breaks.

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