Skip to comments.2 Shot Outside Colorado Middle School
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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Perp tackled by a math teacher
No; next county west.
I thought they banned guns there ? This article must be false.
/sarcasm... unfortunately :( God bless those families affected. This is really terrible.
Colorado does not ban guns.
Prayers for the students shot.
It should read Deer Creek
Deer Creek, like Columbine, is in the Jefferson County school district. It is one of the middle schools which feeds into Columbine High School.
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!!!
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.
YAY MATH TEACHER
Ah to be in a Free, sane Country again.
Sounds like a Liberal.
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.
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?
No matter what his political affiliation, he was brave to charge a man with a rifle. He saved other kids from being shot.
He’s a hero no matter what. That’s what matters here.
“Sounds like a Liberal.”
Don’t jump too fast. He’s a Texan from a ranching family.
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.
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.
We need to ban kids from schools. That’s the only way to stop these things from happening again.
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.
You know what they say about early reports. Police spokesperson said the man did not enter the school and the shootings happened outside.
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.
Deer Creek Middle School math teacher David Benke tackled the shooter
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.
I expect Dr. Benke will feel the same way.
Eye witness account by bus driver who helped after Benke tackled shooter:
Live news conference, 32 year old male suspect.
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!
The weapon is, Uh, uh, uh ,uh a rifle.
He damn well is a hero - without consideration for his life he acted - that’s a hero by my definition.
Is it still on?
Denver 2 and 31 are still carrying it.
Thank you Mr. Benke - Math teacher - Hero
I’ve been shuffling through the channels looking for it.
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.
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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.
According to the news, school was just letting out and he drove up. Kids were getting on buses, into cars.
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.
“They should know they are dying” - Caligula.
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.
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.