US School Shooting: In Denver, East High School, a student carrying a weapon shot and injured two school officials, according to ABC News. The suspect fled the scene, but the police claimed to be aware of his identity, and the search is still currently underway. The suspect was routinely subject to “pat-down searches” as part of a safety plan. The sole reason cited by police for the daily searches was “previous behaviour.”
After the event, the school was put on lockdown; however, students later went out.
The incident at East High School is receiving attention, according to the Denver Police Department. “If investigators need assistance from the community in identifying or locating a suspect, they will provide us with information to share with the public. Right now, they are in the very early stages of the investigation, and no additional info is available,” it said.
While the other is in stable health and has spoken to the authorities, one of the injured workers is in critical condition and undergoing surgery. The event happened during the routine pat-down in the office of the school, which is said to be shut off from the rest of the children and staff. Following the serious injury of a 16-year-old student in a shooting close to the school last month, East High School students asked the city council to take action on school safety and gun violence.
USA Today quoted Denver Police Chief Ron Thomas
USA Today quoted Denver Police Chief Ron Thomas as saying: “Certainly it is a concern that we have an individual who is not in our custody at this time, who is armed with a weapon… We don’t have any sense of where he is.” According to the police, the shooter “was secluded with just these school administrators during the safety protocol”.
For the rest of the academic year, two armed cops will be on duty, according to the school’s superintendent. It’s important to note that this incident took place on the second anniversary of the horrific shooting at the Boulder King Soopers grocery, which left 10 people dead.