Shootout in US school, one student killed

Shootout
The authorities have not released the name of the student who died. Photo: Only for representation

At least one student was killed when two students opened fire at a Colorado science and technology school. At least seven others were injured, reports in various channels said.

Reports quoted the Douglas County Sheriff’s office as saying that deputies heard shots coming from the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) School in Highlands Ranch, about 40 km south of Denver.

A man, who identified himself as Fernando Montoya, said his 17-year-old son, a junior at STEM, was shot three times, and one of his friends was also wounded.

The child, who was later released from a hospital said one attacker walked into his classroom and opened fire with a gun and another attacker was already in the classroom.

“He said a guy pulled a pistol out of a guitar case and started to shoot,” Montoya was reported as saying.

Eight students were taken to a hospital with injuries, Sheriff Tony Spurlock was reported as saying. The authorities have not released the name of the student who died.