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2 Shot Outside Colorado Middle School
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,587282,00.html ^

Posted on 02/23/2010 4:06:27 PM PST by my3centseuro

Two people were shot when a man opened fired on a group of students waiting outside a Colorado middle school Tuesday afternoon, KDVR.com reported. One person was in custody. A Deer Creel Middle School student who witnessed the shooting in Littleton said a man with long blonde hair, wearing a hat fired at least two shots. "From what I could see he was older, not like a teenager," the student, who was only identified by her first name, told the station. "It sounded like fireworks. It was a very big gun, looked like a rifle." One victims was rushed to a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest and the other reportedly sustained a gunshot wound to the arm, according to KDVR.com. Officials say the two victims are expected to survive. The school is about 3 miles southwest of Columbine High School, the site of one of the deadliest school shootings.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: arth; banglist; deercreek; littleton; schoolshooting; schoolviolence
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1 posted on 02/23/2010 4:06:27 PM PST by my3centseuro
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To: my3centseuro

Littleton again?!


2 posted on 02/23/2010 4:07:15 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: my3centseuro

Perp tackled by a math teacher


3 posted on 02/23/2010 4:07:26 PM PST by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: my3centseuro
Somehow the original url did not stick
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,587282,00.html
4 posted on 02/23/2010 4:09:00 PM PST by my3centseuro
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To: rabscuttle385
Littleton again?!

No; next county west.

5 posted on 02/23/2010 4:09:02 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: rabscuttle385

O.G.N.T.S.A.


6 posted on 02/23/2010 4:09:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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I thought they banned guns there ? This article must be false.

/sarcasm... unfortunately :( God bless those families affected. This is really terrible.


7 posted on 02/23/2010 4:10:58 PM PST by Celerity
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To: my3centseuro
better url: http://www.kdvr.com/kdvr-school-shooting-022310,0,6114154.story
8 posted on 02/23/2010 4:11:44 PM PST by my3centseuro
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To: Celerity

Colorado does not ban guns.

Prayers for the students shot.


9 posted on 02/23/2010 4:14:03 PM PST by Carley
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To: my3centseuro
Deer Creel Middle School student

It should read Deer Creek

10 posted on 02/23/2010 4:19:55 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Deer Creek, like Columbine, is in the Jefferson County school district. It is one of the middle schools which feeds into Columbine High School.


11 posted on 02/23/2010 4:20:36 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: my3centseuro

praying


12 posted on 02/23/2010 4:20:46 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: my3centseuro

I would like to take these shooters, tie them up somewhere, and slowly dismember them alive - one joint at a time.

I HATE these damn bastards!!!


13 posted on 02/23/2010 4:21:10 PM PST by ZULU (Hey Obama, how DO you pronounce "corpsman"?????)
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To: my3centseuro

Brave teacher:

Deer Creek Middle School math teacher David Benke tackled the shooter but couldn’t stop one more shot from being fired, according to his wife, Sandra Benke.

David Benke, who has taught at the school for a decade, called his wife to tell her there had been a shooting just after school and that he had tackled the gunman “but the shooter got a shot off and it hit one of his students,” she said.

Several witnesses described seeing an adult racing at the gunman after the first shot was fired, and a parent confirmed it was Benke. Authorities have yet to confirm those reports.

Benke, who has a doctorate and was a finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year in 1996, told his wife that he was OK.

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_14456314#ixzz0gPO20qAT


14 posted on 02/23/2010 4:26:15 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: Unknowing

YAY MATH TEACHER


15 posted on 02/23/2010 4:32:49 PM PST by Persevero (Satan tries to separate what God puts together and join together what God separates.)
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To: keepitreal
to tell her there had been a shooting just after school and that he had tackled the gunman pulled his own weapon and shot the perp “but the shooter got a shot off and it hit one of his students, preventing any injuries to students” she said.

Ah to be in a Free, sane Country again.

16 posted on 02/23/2010 4:33:55 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: keepitreal
Benke, who has a doctorate and was a finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year in 1996, told his wife that he was OK.

Sounds like a Liberal.

17 posted on 02/23/2010 4:36:09 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: my3centseuro

Mark Techmeyer, spokesman for the sheriff’s department, said the two juveniles have been transported to a hospital.

He said one victim was shot inside the school, the other outside. The shooting was reported at 3:14 p.m., according to Techmeyer. The students were said to be a 7th grader and an 8th grader.

Techmeyer said that the wounds are not life-threatening although the man was using a “high-powered weapon.”

Jared Nelson, 13, was on a bus when he saw the gunman round a corner on the north side of the school, pull a rifle off his shoulder, fire a round into the air and then shoot a student.

“It was kind of shocking when I saw it happening,” he said.

Several people said that math teacher David Benke then charged and tackled the gunman as he got off a second shot.

Sean Ahearn, 13, saw the same scene unfold, dropped his cello, and jumped in a stranger’s car. Then he called his mother, Colleen, with chilling words: “Don’t come and get me. Somebody’s shooting in the school. I’m in a lady’s car.”

Luke Myrant, 14, says an older guy came in the front door and fired one shot into the air and then reloaded.

“He didn’t look happy at all,” Luke said.

The kids scattered.

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/commented/ci_14456094?source=ARK_news#ixzz0gPQLJHBW

I don’t understand this. I recently took my kids out of a nearby Jeffco school in favor of a Christian school. I couldn’t get into the public school without having to talk to an adult (who never remembered I was a parent). How did this man just walk into the school with a rifle?


18 posted on 02/23/2010 4:37:16 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: Doe Eyes

No matter what his political affiliation, he was brave to charge a man with a rifle. He saved other kids from being shot.


19 posted on 02/23/2010 4:38:24 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: Doe Eyes

He’s a hero no matter what. That’s what matters here.


20 posted on 02/23/2010 4:41:01 PM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Doe Eyes

“Sounds like a Liberal.”

Don’t jump too fast. He’s a Texan from a ranching family.


21 posted on 02/23/2010 4:41:16 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: ZULU

I agree. They provide a terrible example of the worst of humanity. It won’t be long before the Brady Campaign is there to suck up to the liberal media and get coverage. I pray for the families and I hope the perp gets life or lethal injection.


22 posted on 02/23/2010 4:42:04 PM PST by majormaturity
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To: SaxxonWoods

Oh, and he tackled the shooter by himself. Deer Creek Middle School is 3 miles SW of Columbine High, BTW. Both kids will be OK according to newsers.

Shooter had long hair, was dressed like a “skater” according to students.


23 posted on 02/23/2010 4:44:01 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: Doe Eyes

???


24 posted on 02/23/2010 4:44:04 PM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: my3centseuro

We need to ban kids from schools. That’s the only way to stop these things from happening again.


25 posted on 02/23/2010 4:44:46 PM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Doe Eyes

Why? There are some extremely brilliant Conservatives in the Publc School system. And the “MATH” teacher is a hero. Hero and Liberal do not go together...that would be an OXYMORON.


26 posted on 02/23/2010 4:44:50 PM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: keepitreal

You know what they say about early reports. Police spokesperson said the man did not enter the school and the shootings happened outside.


27 posted on 02/23/2010 4:47:01 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: keepitreal

Several witnesses described seeing an adult racing at the gunman after the first shot was fired, and a parent confirmed it was Benke.

We use the word “hero” too freely these days.

Mr. Benke, you, sir, are a hero. No ifs, ands or buts.

Colonel, USAFR


28 posted on 02/23/2010 4:52:36 PM PST by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: keepitreal

Deer Creek Middle School math teacher David Benke tackled the shooter

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_14456314?source=rss


29 posted on 02/23/2010 5:02:59 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jagusafr

Hero is correct. Mr. Benke saved lives today.

When I heard about this on the way home from work my stomach dropped.

Columbine will never leave my mind and heart, I believe that many people in Colorado especially those of us living in the Denver metro area feel the same way.

Colonel-Thank you for your service.


30 posted on 02/23/2010 5:07:22 PM PST by mrsloungitude (very proud mom of a United States Marine)
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To: jagusafr
I've been through the being called a 'hero' thing. I didn't like it. I just did what I had to do.

I expect Dr. Benke will feel the same way.

31 posted on 02/23/2010 5:34:13 PM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: my3centseuro

Eye witness account by bus driver who helped after Benke tackled shooter:

http://videocenter.denverpost.com/services/player/bcpid63625388001?bclid=1419798684&bctid=68248845001


32 posted on 02/23/2010 5:53:30 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: keepitreal

Live news conference, 32 year old male suspect.


33 posted on 02/23/2010 5:54:59 PM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: ZULU
"I would like to take these shooters, tie them up somewhere, and slowly dismember them alive - one joint at a time. I HATE these damn bastards!!!"

I don't think I'd just be holding him for the cops - I'd be bashing his head into the ground. I think I hate them as much as you do!

34 posted on 02/23/2010 5:56:42 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: real saxophonist

The weapon is, Uh, uh, uh ,uh a rifle.


35 posted on 02/23/2010 5:56:55 PM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: jagusafr

He damn well is a hero - without consideration for his life he acted - that’s a hero by my definition.


36 posted on 02/23/2010 6:00:49 PM PST by majormaturity
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To: real saxophonist

Is it still on?


37 posted on 02/23/2010 6:01:59 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: keepitreal

Denver 2 and 31 are still carrying it.


38 posted on 02/23/2010 6:06:16 PM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: my3centseuro

Thank you Mr. Benke - Math teacher - Hero


39 posted on 02/23/2010 6:08:59 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: real saxophonist

Thanks.

I’ve been shuffling through the channels looking for it.


40 posted on 02/23/2010 6:10:27 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: Doe Eyes

A liberal would have fell to his knees, handed over his wallet and begged for mercy while hoping to be spared, meanwhile trying to understand what drove the alleged shooter to do such a thing.


41 posted on 02/23/2010 6:42:23 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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42 posted on 02/23/2010 7:22:47 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: stuartcr

That’s funny....


43 posted on 02/23/2010 7:24:46 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: my3centseuro

when a man
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

So?..Do they have the name of the man. Since they Haven’t reported it, I expect that it is one of two minorities found here in the U.S.


44 posted on 02/23/2010 7:28:39 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid!)
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To: metmom; TigersEye
I am so glad I know my daughter isn't riding the bus or in school...these nut jobs are all over the place.
45 posted on 02/23/2010 7:30:26 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Alcohol/drug/dementia testing ought to be mandatory for politicians.)
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To: keepitreal

According to the news, school was just letting out and he drove up. Kids were getting on buses, into cars.


46 posted on 02/23/2010 7:36:30 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: my3centseuro

32-year-old man, identified tonight as Bruco Strongeagle Eastwood, was using a “high-powered rifle.”

Eastwood has prior arrests for menacing and domestic violence, according to computerized court records.

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14456094#ixzz0gQDnZuAH


47 posted on 02/23/2010 7:51:34 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: jackibutterfly

“They should know they are dying” - Caligula.


48 posted on 02/23/2010 8:02:04 PM PST by ZULU (Hey Obama, how DO you pronounce "corpsman"?????)
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To: majormaturity

If he doesn’t get the death sentence, I hope some monster in jail deals out the kind of justice we have apparently lost the capacity to apply.


49 posted on 02/23/2010 8:03:21 PM PST by ZULU (Hey Obama, how DO you pronounce "corpsman"?????)
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To: metmom

Thanks for the ping. I’m glad we don’t live near there anymore (not like this couldn’t happen anywhere, mind you...). Of course now the liberal zealots will use this as yet another excuse for why guns should be banned altogether — I remember the rallies after Columbine and it was heart-wrenching to see some of the parents who sought vengeance on the laws in a vain attempt to protect the kids in the schools there after Columbine. It’s heart-breaking really — all their efforts won’t prevent someone bent on hurting another from achieving their goals.

Prayers for the victims and their families.


50 posted on 02/23/2010 8:14:37 PM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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