Arapahoe High School back under the school district's control after shooting

2:52 PM, Dec 16, 2013   |    comments
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CENTENNIAL - The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office has returned control of the Arapahoe High School facility to the Littleton Public Schools after Friday's tragic shooting seriously injured 17-year-old Claire Davis after another student opened fire inside the building. That student later turned the gun on himself.

Crime scene investigators from the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation initiated the forensic examination and evidence collection process on Friday afternoon.

Although the forensic investigation was completed on Saturday at about 8 p.m., the Sheriff's Office intentionally held control of the facility until Monday morning to ensure they were were not required to investigate further.

According to Littleton Public School sources, students will be able to recover their personal property later this week.

Counselors will be available on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Church.

The Arapahoe community set up a fund for shooting victim Claire Davis. Please drop donations at any First Bank branch. They can also be mailed to the following address:
First Bank
Arapahoe Donation Fund for Claire Davis
2323 E. Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO 80122

On Monday, the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office conducted an autopsy on the body of the gunman. The cause of death was determined to be severe head injury due to a shotgun wound to the head. The manner of death is classified as suicide.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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