In a series of news conferences, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the shooter entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial armed with a shotgun and looking for a specific teacher whose name the gunman called out. The student made no effort to hide the shotgun as he walked through the halls, deep into the building.
The incident, which began about 12:30 p.m., lasted about 14 minutes after the shooter entered the building. During those terrifying moments, students said, those inside the school huddled in closets and locked classrooms, carrying out the instructions that have been drilled into them since the shootings at nearby Columbine High School in 1999.
Unbelievable that we still leave school children unprotected. Just the knowledge that the staff is armed is more than enough to prevent things like this from happening.