Dec 16, 2013 4:57 PM by David Randall

Family of Arapahoe HS gunman releases statement

CENTENNIAL - Barbara and Mark Pierson, the parents of Karl Pierson, have issued a statement after Karl Pierson entered Arapahoe High School on Friday with a shotgun and various weapons, shooting two students and then taking his own life.

"We are shattered by the tragic events that took place on Friday at Arapahoe High School. Our thoughts and prayers are with Claire Davis and her family. They, and she, have suffered unimaginably, and we pray for her full recovery. We also pray for the entire Arapahoe High School community, as we know your lives are forever changed by this horrific event.

As parents, we loved our son Karl dearly and we are devastated by what happened Friday. We cannot begin to understand why Karl did what he did. We ask for privacy during this unthinkably difficult time and hope that you will respect our need for time to grieve."

Claire Davis, one of the students wounded in the attack, is still in critical condition in a coma.


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