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The student fled from the scene. Police said the search was ongoing.

ByEmily Shapiro

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 18.02

The Denver school shooting left 2 faculty members injured

A student who was under a “certain agreement to be reprimanded daily” at the school allegedly shot and injured two school administrators at East High School in Denver, authorities said.

The suspect, a teenager armed with a gun, fled the school after the shooting Wednesday morning, but Denver police say they know who he is and the search is ongoing. The gun has not been found, police said.

One faculty member is undergoing surgery and is in critical condition, police said, and a second is in stable condition and can speak to authorities.

The suspected shooter must be searched at the start of each school day, officials said. He allegedly shot school administrators when they beat him on Wednesday morning in the school's office area, which officials said was far from other students and staff.

The suspect's daily searches were part of a “safety plan” that was the result of “prior behavior,” the officials said, although they did not elaborate on the prior behavior.

The school was locked after the shooting. Denver Public Schools later said it received permission to begin waiving students.

Last month, East High School students went to a city council meeting to call for a school safety and gun violence measure after a 16-year-old student was shot near the school and seriously injured. according to ABC Denver affiliate KMGH.

The superintendent said on Wednesday that the school will now have two armed officers present until the end of the school year.

This shooting occurred two years after the mass shooting in a King Soopers grocery store in BoulderColorado, which claimed 10 lives.

This is an evolving story. Please check back for updates.

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