A shooting has been reported at a high school in Colorado. The reports of gunfire at Grand Junction High School first came in just after 3 p.m. on November 2. The town of Grand Junction is located around 250 miles west of Denver.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. It’s Been Described as an ‘Isolated Shooting’
In a statement, the Grand Junction Fire Department said that the shooting was “isolated” as opposed to an active shooter situation. The department referred to the incident as an “isolated tragedy.”
2. Students Are Being Held in a Shelter-in-Place
Students at the school are being under a shelter-in-place but will be released shortly, according to the fire department.
3. ‘A Junior Shot Himself’
Kalie Greenberg from KKCO11 News spoke to a student who saw she thought the gunfire was a car accident but later heard, “a junior shot himself.”
4. There Are No Other Injuries
There are no other reports of injuries at the scene. An active investigation is underway by the Grand Junction Police Department.
5. There Are Nearly 1800 Students Enrolled at the School
There are close to 1800 enrolled at the school. It’s part of Mesa County Valley School District 51. The school counts Oakland Raiders Offensive Coach Bill Musgrave among its alumni.
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