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STEM School armed guard may have mistakenly fired at deputies, ABC News reports

Posted at 11:49 AM, May 09, 2019

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colorado — An armed private security guard who was assigned to the Highlands Ranch Colorado STEM school campus may have mistakenly fired at Douglas County deputies responding to the scene and injured a student, according to ABC News.

A top law enforcement official told ABC News that detectives are trying to determine if a round from the security officer’s firearm struck and wounded an innocent student. The source said the investigation is in its early stages and authorities are speaking with the security guard to learn more.

The student’s condition is not clear.

Authorities responded to the school just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday after a shooting that injured eight people and killed 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo.

A Douglas County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said she would not comment, citing the ongoing investigation, according to ABC News.

The school’s security officer is employed by BOSS High Level Protection. On Wednesday night, CEO Grant Whitus told ABC News that he was unaware of reports his employee may have fired at a deputy and wounded a student.