Police have apprehended two suspects following a school shooting in Denver this afternoon. According to the Denver Post, the shooting occurred around 2 p.m. at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colorado — a Denver suburb — that left eight people injured, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspects are said to be students from the school — one man and the other a juvenile. The school was placed on lockdown after the shooting occurred, along with other schools from the area. Police initially believed that there was a third gunman involved but officials believe that they’ve apprehended the men responsible for the shooting. FBI is currently helping local law enforcement.
The police haven’t gone into details about the severity of the injuries sustained by the victims but they also haven’t reported any deaths. Littleton Adventist Hospital said they received five patients. Two of them remain in serious condition while the other three have been discharged. Skyridge Medical Center said there were two patients from the school there but the injuries aren’t life-threatening.
Parents were told to meet their children at the Northridge Recreation Center which was close to the school.
STEM School Highlands Ranch is roughly eight miles away from Columbine High School where the 1999 school shooting took place that left twelve students and a teacher dead.
We’ll keep you updated on more information once available.