news reveals more arapahoe teen gunman

18 year old Karl Pierson walked onto the Arapahoe school campus, armed with a shotgun, looking for his debate coach, Tracy Murphy. In the end, Pierson critically injured a 15 year old classmate, before turning the gun on himself, on Friday afternoon. The injured girl is listed as stable today, after undergoing surgery yesterday. To read more and see pictures of the incident, click below.

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Another classmate, Abbey Skoda, described the 18 year old gunman as having very strong beliefs on gun laws and being bullied a lot. Karl Pierson was in a number of school groups, including track and the debate team. In September, the teen was suspended from Arapahoe High School for threatening his debate coach, Tracy Murphy. Yesterday when Pierson charged onto the campus, he screamed “Where’s Murphy? Where’s Murphy?”, according to witnesses reports. The debate couch immediately fled the campus upon seeing the armed teenager, in an effort to lure him away from the school.

On Pierson’s Facebook page, he also shared his political views on the Republican party, posting : “you republicans are so cute” and “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ’em Die, Climate Change: Let ’em Die, Gun Violence: Let ’em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ’em Die, More War: Let ’em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”. As of today, those postings have been deleted from the teen’s page.

Karl Pierson’s lifeless body still lays in the classroom, where he committed suicide. Arapahoe High School will be closed on Monday.

God Bless Arapahoe High School.