Davis, a 17 year old senior at Arapahoe High in Colorado, was shot in the head with a shotgun. First responders saved her life in spite of severe head trauma. She remains in critical condition while her fellow students pray for her recovery. Others are raising funds to help pay for her medical expenses.
Claire Davis was apparently a random victim of fellow student Karl Pierson, who came to school last Friday with the intent to shoot his debate teacher for suspending him and kicking him off the debate team. Pierson may have been emulating fellow nutcases Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two students at Columbine High (also in Colorado) who committed mass murders at their school in 1999.
Fortunately for the students and staff at Arapahoe High, an armed guard was present. When the firing started, the guard ran towards the sound of the gunfire. It is believed his closing in on the shooter resulted in the latter ending his own life.
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