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Denver high school safety plan prevents more victims

Students from East High School and West High School join forces to call for gun control measures to be considered by state lawmakers Thursday during a rally outside the State Capitol in Denver. Associated Press/Photo by David Zalubowski

Denver high school safety plan prevents more victims

A coroner on Thursday confirmed the death of an East High School student in Denver who was accused of wounding two school administrators in a shooting on Wednesday. The body of the 17-year-old suspect was found in a mountain area about 50 miles southwest of the state capital. The boy apparently shot the two administrators while they searched him for weapons. Because of the boy’s previous behavior, they had been patting him down every morning in the school’s office area as part of a safety plan.

How are authorities responding? East High School was put on lockdown after the shooting. When classes resume, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says two armed officers will be assigned to the school for the rest of the year. The other high schools in the city will each be staffed with one officer.

Dig deeper: Read Leo Briceno’s report in The Stew about stopping school shootings before they start.

Elias Ferenczy

Elias Ferenczy is a breaking news intern for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Covenant College.

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