SEARCHABLE LIST OF SCHOOL RELATED SECURITY AND SAFETY INCIDENTS SINCE 1902

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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Arapahoe High

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18-year-old Karl Pierson shot 17-year-old student Claire Davis in the head, fatally injuring her, in a hallway in Arapahoe High School. Pierson then committed suicide by shooting himself. Pierson was armed with a shotgun, three Molotov cocktails, and a machete. He was looking for a faculty member who had disciplined him, and intended to shoot him. Claire Davis died from her injuries on December 21, 2013

Additional Info

  • Type of Incident: Shooting
  • Deaths: 2
  • Injuries: 0
  • City: Centennial
  • State: Colorado
  • Facility Type: K-12
  • Facility SubType: Secondary
  • Perpetrator: Karl Pierson
  • Foiled or Exposed Plots: No
  • Perpetrator fate: Committed Suicide
  • Included In 2002 Report: No
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