At least two people were injured in a school shooting in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday before police say the shooter fled the scene.
Around 10:05 a.m. local time, the Denver Police Department announced on Twitter that the shooting occurred at East High School, but had little other information to share.
An update said that two adult victims had been transported to hospitals and that the shooter was no longer believed to be on the scene. The condition of the victims was not immediately available.
Denver Public Schools announced that the two victims were faculty members. The school district stated that it would conduct a “controlled release” of students once authorities allowed. Students who drove to school will be escorted to their cars, while students who rode the bus will have to wait for their bus to arrive.
The district said that after the school entered lockdown, “all students” were held in their third-period classrooms.
The incident comes soon after the death of an East High School student, Luis Garcia, who was shot outside the school on Feb. 13, as reported by CBS Colorado. Denver Public Schools stated that 10 guns were seized from students between the start of the school year and February, CBS reported.
A threat was made against East High School in September that police determined to have been unfounded, CBS reported.
This latest incident is at least the twelfth shooting at a K-12 school this year that resulted in injuries or deaths, according to Education Week’s tracker. It marked the third day in a row that people were injured by gunfire on school grounds in the U.S.
Over the 11 previous shootings, three students and an adult were killed, and a total of 14 people were killed or injured, according to the tracker.
This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.