Update (5:10 p.m. EST):Reports of two people in custody following the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch. The situation is reportedly still ongoing.
Reports of shots fired at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Denver, Colorado. Early reports indicate two injured and two people in custody.
Colorado authorities are currently responding to the scene. The Douglas Co. Sheriff’s Office has described the situation of being “unstable.”
Civilians have been asked to avoid the area as emergency personnel respond to the scene. The school has been placed on lockdown as a result of the shooting.
At this time, the extent of the injuries has not been reported. Additionally, the shooter nor the victims have been identified at this time.
STEM School Highlands Ranch is located in Douglas County, Colorado.
The reports of a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch is just the latest in a string of school lockdowns, code reds, bomb threats, and active shootings that have plagued American schools in recent years.
Despite the increasing number of mass shootings, our nation’s lawmakers have yet to make effective changes to our laws that better protect our citizens.
The thoughts and prayers of our entire editorial staff are with the victims, their loved ones, and the various first responders during this extremely difficult time.
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