Suspects in custody after ‘multiple students’ injured in Denver school shooting

The shooting began in the middle school and that many shots were fired, according to the Sheriff's Office.

A third person was "tentatively" a third suspect, Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth said. Officials say some of the wounded students are still at the scene and will be taken to a hospital soon.

At least two people were injured in a shooting at a Colorado charter school, authorities said Tuesday afternoon.

The STEM School has about 1,800 students, the undersherrif said. At the time of this article, police consider the scene "active" and "unstable".

The sheriff directed parents to a recreational center to pick up their children.

STEM School Highlands Ranch on lockdown following the shooting.

Concerned mother Kelley Paulson told KMGH that her sixth-grade son got out of the school but her third-grade daughter was still inside.

"As officers were arriving at the school they could still hear gunshots", Nicholson-Kluth said. The school is located at 8773 South Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch.

"The heart of all Colorado is with the victims and their families", Polis said in a statement. "We will provide more information as soon as we have it", according to Douglas County School District.

This is a developing story.

  • Joey Payne