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1 dead in STEM school shooting outside Denver

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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (WFLA/AP) – At least one person is dead after a shooting at a STEM school outside of Denver, according to KUSA.

That person’s identity has not been released. 

Initial reports said eight students were admitted to hospitals.

A shooting at a suburban Denver middle school injured seven people Tuesday, and two suspects were in custody, authorities said.

KUSA reports the suspects are one juvenile boy and an adult man. Officials said they believe both are students at the school.

According to KUSA, the shooters walked into the school and engaged students in two seperate locations.

Lines of firetrucks, ambulances and law enforcement vehicles from multiple agencies were at the school and medical helicopters landed on a grassy field.

The shooting occurred at the middle school at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a public charter with more than 1,850 students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

The sheriff’s office said deputies responded around 1:50 p.m. to the school in the Highlands Ranch community about 15 miles south of Denver.

Nicholson-Kluth said police and deputies got there almost immediately and heard shots as they arrived. The school is near a sheriff’s department substation.

The sheriff’s office directed parents to a nearby recreational center to pick up their children.

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