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LITTLETON, Colo. - Claire Davis, the 17-year-old student shot Friday afternoon at Arapahoe High School, is in a coma in critical but stable condition.
The Davis family posted the update on the Littleton Adventist Hospital's Facebook page Sunday evening.
"Claire remains in critical condition. She is stable, but is in a coma. The first responders got Claire to the right place, at the right time, and the doctors and hospital staff are doing a wonderful job taking care of her. We appreciate your continued good thoughts and prayers, and will provide updates as her condition improves. We again ask that you respect our wishes for privacy, and refrain from contacting us, our extended family, or Claire's friends and schoolmates, as we want to ensure that only accurate information about Claire is shared. Thank you for your continuing thoughts and prayers for Claire."
Her family said Saturday that she has "severe head trauma as a result of a gunshot."
Her father told 7NEWS that she is "not doing very well" and said he has been grateful the community's support.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Claire was "simply in the wrong place at the time" and, although they are both seniors, there is no indication that the gunman knew her or was even acquainted with her.
Robinson said Claire was shot at point-blank range.
A close friend told 7NEWS on Saturday that the main concern was the swelling around Claire's brain.
Hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil for her at Arapahoe Park on Saturday and Sunday evening.
A "Pray for Claire" message has been growing all weekend on Twitter and outside the school, with signs and flowers posted along the school fence. Someone tied a Christmas stocking to the fence, filled it with pens and also hung a notebook for others to share their well-wishes for Claire.
The Littleton Adventist Facebook page said the Davis family asks that no flowers or gifts be delivered or mailed to the hospital. They thanked people for their continued good thoughts and prayers for Claire.
If you would like to make a donation, the Davis family has requested that the following organizations be supported:
-- Local youth mental health awareness and support programs through the Littleton Hospital Foundation at www.littletonhospitalfoundation.org/gift or by calling the foundation office at 303-715-7600.
-- Donations of funds or goods to TLC Meals on Wheels on Claire's behalf. You can find out more information about TLC Meals on Wheels here: http://tlcmealsonwheels.org/donate/.
Additionally, cards for Claire and the Davis family may be dropped off at the main entrance of the hospital and placed in the "Cards for Claire" box at the Information Desk. Cards may also be mailed to the hospital at:
c/o Littleton Adventist Hospital
7700 S. Broadway
Littleton, CO 80122
On Twitter, friends have been using the #PrayforClaire hashtag to rally support. They've also been using the #Get1DtoClaire hashtag to encourage Claire's favorite band - One Direction - to come to Colorado to visit her.
Classes at Arapahoe High School have been canceled for the rest of the year as the community copes with the school shooting and rallies around Claire and her family.
A fund has been set up for Claire.
Donations can be dropped off at any First Bank branch, or mailed to:
Arapahoe Donation Fund for Claire Davis
2323 E. Arapahoe Rd.
Centennial, CO 80122
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.