UPDATE: One student dead, 7 injured in Colorado school shooting; two students arrested

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Multiple sources are telling ABC 7 in Denver that one student wounded today in a school shooting has died. 

7 more students are injured, according to Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock.  He says the shooting victims are 15 and older. Some are in critical condition. 

Authorities say two suspects are in custody following the shooting at Highlands Ranch STEM school in Colorado.

The FBI is in charge of the investigation and is serving search warrants at the homes of shooting suspects.  The students are identified as one adult, one juvenile, and both are students. 

The charter school teaches kindergarten through 12th grade and has more than 1,800 students. 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. Nearby schools were placed on lockout, according to KMGH.

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 heads.

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.

PHOTO: People hug at a meetup area after reports of a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colo., May 7, 2019.
People hug at a meetup area after reports of a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colo., May 7, 2019.

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.

PHOTO: A police officer directs an ambulance after reports of a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colo., May 7, 2019.
A police officer directs an ambulance after reports of a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colo., May 7, 2019.

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.

Authorities believe two people were injured in the shooting. 

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

The school was under lockdown as authorities went from classroom to classroom to clear them, KMGH reported. Nearby schools were placed on lockout, according to the local station.

One concerned mother named Kelly 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, Kelly said.

Parents were instructed to pick up their children nearby at the Northridge Recreation Center.

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