Columbine High School shooting
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Columbine High School shooting

Columbine High School students react at a triage site near the school in Littleton, Colo., after the shooting April 20, 1999.

 (George Kochaniec / Associated Press)
Columbine High School shooting

Emergency workers tend to the wounded at a triage site near Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., on April 20, 1999.

 (George Kochaniec / Associated Press)
Columbine High School memorial

A week after the Columbine shooting, a woman looks at crosses posted on a hill above the high school.

 (Eric Gay / Associated Press)
Columbine High School memorial

An aerial view shows the crowd at the April 25, 1999, memorial in Littleton, Colo., for those slain at Columbine High School.

 (Rodolfo Gonzalez / Associated Press)
Aurora shooting

Police stand outside a Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo., after the shooting there on July 20, 2012.

 (Ed Andrieski / Associated Press)
Aurora shooting

Police investigate the suspect’s car outside the movie theater after the 2012 shooting in Aurora, Colo. 

 (Helen H. Richardson / Associated Press)
Aurora shooting memorial

People come together during a public service across the street from the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., where 12 people were killed July 20, 2012.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Arapahoe High School shooting

Students are escorted out of Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., after a shooting Dec. 13, 2013.

 (Craig F. Walker / Denver Post)
Arapahoe High School shooting

Arapahoe High School students cross the street in front of their school on Jan. 7, 2014, the first day of classes after a fatal shooting at the campus.

 (Brennan Linsley / Associated Press)
Colorado school shooting

A police officer hugs his kids after they were evacuated to the Recreation Center at Northridge after a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

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Colorado school shooting

Officials guide students toward a recreation center where they were reunited with their parents after a shooting at a suburban Denver middle school not far from Columbine High School. Several people were wounded and two students were taken into custody, authorities said Tuesday, May 7, 2019. An 18-year-old male student was killed, a sheriff said.

 

 (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)
Colorado school shooting

A teacher raises her arms as she exits the scene of a shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

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Colorado school shooting

Parents comfort each other at the scene of a shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

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Colorado school shooting

Students and teachers raise their arms as they leave the scene of the shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

 (Tom Cooper / Getty Images)
Colorado school shooting

Officers patrol the scene of a shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

 (Tom Cooper / Getty Images)
Colorado school shooting

Armed police officers and others are seen outside STEM School Highlands Ranch, a charter middle school in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colo., after a shooting Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

 (Courtney Harper / Associated Press)
Colorado school shooting

Students are reunited with their parents after being evacuated to the Recreation Center at Northridge after a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

 (Michael Ciaglo / Getty Images)
Colorado school shooting

Students and teachers leave the scene of the shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

 (Tom Cooper / Getty Images)
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