Shots fired at a school in Denver

Highlands Ranch, Colorado: Authorities say at least seven people have been injured in a shooting at a suburban Denver school.

Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth said on Tuesday that two suspects have been taken into custody in the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.

She says there's a possible eighth injury and doesn't believe there are any other shooters, but tactical teams are still searching room by room.

Nicholson-Kluth didn't know if there are fatalities or other details about the victims or the extent of their injuries.

She said the shooting started in the middle school area and shots were being fired as officers arrived.

The school is near a sheriff's department substation, and authorities responded quickly. Students were being bused to a nearby recreational center to reunite with their families.

The shooting occurred at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a public charter school with more than 1850 students in kindergarten through grade 12.

The sheriff's office said deputies responded around 1.50pm local time to the school in the Highlands Ranch community about 24 kilometres south of Denver.

Lines of firetrucks, ambulances and law enforcement vehicles are at the scene and a medical helicopter landed on a grassy field.

The sheriff directed parents to a recreational centre to pick up their children.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.


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