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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