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 12:30pm and began asking for the teacher by name.
The gunman fired an unknown number of shots, injuring two students, as he hunted for the teacher. A female student was in serious condition and undergoing surgery late friday.
Officers responded to the call rushed students out of the building while trying to locate the gunman. They found him dead about 20mins later from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Arapahoe High school, home to more than 2,100 students is located in centennial about 15 miles south of Denver.
Painful for parents and traumatic for the kids.
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