Two Teens Injured In Colorado Middle School Shooting

Authorities say a teacher tackled a man armed with a high-powered rifle just after two teenage students were shot outside a suburban Denver middle school.

The school is just miles from Columbine High School, the site of one of the nation's deadliest school shootings.

Jefferson County Sheriff's office spokeswoman Jacki Kelley says one male and one female were shot at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday outside Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton. Both students were expected to survive.

Student Steven Seagraves says he was about 10 feet away when an adult approached students and asked them: "Do you guys go to this school?" When the students said that they did, Seagraves says the man shot them.

A seventh-grade math teacher tackled the suspect and two bus drivers help detain the man until police arrived.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 at 06:07 PM
    There 417 comments on the dress code story and only 4 here. A man walks up and start shooting at innocent kids. I know I don't live in Colorodo, but this can happen anywhere. Are the people in Eastern Carolina so shallow they don't think this can happen at our schools? I'm not. This is one of my biggest worries.
  • by Tiff2010 Location: choco on Feb 24, 2010 at 08:41 PM
    I am glad the students are only injured and not dead,i will keep you and your families in my prayers. We should be grateful that the teacher and bus drivers reacted quickly, therefore stopping any further harm. This could have been alot worse.
  • by becky Location: washington on Feb 24, 2010 at 08:31 AM
    Bravo to the brave teacher of Math!!
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 24, 2010 at 07:30 AM
    Someone told me love would all save us. But how can that be? Look what love gave us. A world full of killing, and blood-spilling, that world never came. And they say that a hero could save us. I'm not gonna stand here and wait.
  • by Data Man on Feb 24, 2010 at 05:20 AM
    This person should be tried for capitol offense, today and punished tommorow. The parents of the injured along with the teacher should be on the jury!
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