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CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado leaders are sharing their sympathies and reactions following the shooting at Arapahoe High school.
--Gov. John Hickenlooper:
"This is an unspeakable horror and something no child, no family should have to endure. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Arapahoe High School community and those affected by this senseless act of violence. We thank law enforcement and first responders for their swift work. All of Colorado is with you."
--Sen. Mark Udall tweeted:
"My thoughts & prayers go out to the victims of the #ArapahoeHighSchool shooting & the first responders." And "Will be in close contact w/ law enforcement & local leaders to ensure they have any necessary federal resource."
-- Sen. Michael Bennett:
"Our hearts are with all the students and families of the Arapahoe High School community, as well as the brave first responders who helped secure student safety. No parent ever wants to look up at their TV screen in the middle of the day to see their children’s school being evacuated because of a shooting. It’s a gut-wrenching experience that no parent should have to endure. Unfortunately, it is also one that Coloradans are all too familiar with."
-- Rep. Diana DeGette:
"Our Colorado community has once again been shaken by yet another needless and horrific act of violence. My family and I send our thoughts and prayers to the victims, the Arapahoe High School community, and our brave first responders. In the coming days and weeks, the Arapahoe High School community will have all of our full support. This has got to stop."
-- Rep. Ed Perlmutter tweeted:
"Thoughts and prayers with #ArapahoeHigh"
-- Denver Mayor Michael Hancock tweeted:
"Thoughts & prayers w/ students, parents & faculty @ #ArapahoeHighSchool. Wishes 4 a full recovery 4 the victims, grateful to 1st responders!"
-- Former Colorado House Speaker Terrance Carroll tweeted:
"Thoughts and prayers with Arapahoe High School."
--Tim Makris, Executive Director of Sandy Hook Promise, the non-profit organization created by community members of Newtown, CT:
“We were horrified to hear today of a school shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado, just one day before the one-year mark of the Sandy Hook shootings. Tragically, this shooting marks the 25th school shooting in the one year since December 14. Our hearts are with all the families of Arapahoe High School today. It's time to start a new conversation to protect our children. "
Coverage: Arapahoe High School Shooting
Students returned to classes at Arapahoe High School on Tuesday.
Teachers and staff went back to work at Arapahoe High School on Monday. Students will return to classes on Tuesday.
An online petition drive is asking Littleton Public Schools to give Arapahoe High School shooting victim Claire Davis a diploma at graduation in May.
When an armed student went into Arapahoe High School on December 13, many people sprung into action.
Claire Davis' father asked people to forgive the fellow student who shot and killed his 17-year-old daughter at Arapahoe High School.
The Arapahoe High School shooter entered the school through a door that should have been closed and locked, but was left ajar, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said.
Gov. John Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to half-staff Wednesday in honor of Claire Davis, the student slain in the Arapahoe High School shooting.
Tickets to the celebration of Claire Davis' life are now available for students and staff at Arapahoe High School.
Claire Davis will be celebrated next week with a memorial at the National Western Stock Show and Complex.