A shotgun-wielding student police say was bent on harming a particular teacher instead shot two fellow students at Arapahoe High School in suburban Denver on Friday afternoon.
Police said the targeted teacher probably saved lives by fleeing the school in an attempt to lure the gunman out of the building.
The gunman, who later killed himself, entered the school from the student parking lot. Police said he came through the door with the shotgun in hand about 12:30 p.m. MT and began asking for the teacher by name.
"He made no effort to try and hide or conceal (the gun)," said Arapahoe County Sherriff Grayson Robinson. "Word got around immediately that he was looking for a specific teacher."
The gunman fired an unknown number shots, injuring two students, as he hunted for the teacher, police said. A female student was in serious condition and undergoing surgery late Friday. A second student suffered minor wounds and is expected to be released from the hospital this evening, Robinson said. ItRead More »from Two wounded, gunman dead in shooting at high school near Denver