Arapahoe High gunman entered school through door that was supposed to be locked

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Sheriff Grayson Robinson.
On the morning of December 13, eighteen-year-old Karl Pierson gave no indication that anything was amiss, according to Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson. He took the time to have a meal and go bowling by himself.

Then, at around 12:30 p.m., he entered Arapahoe High School through a door that was supposed to be locked but was commonly left ajar. Armed with a shotgun, a machete, three Molotov cocktails and many bullets, he fired six shots -- one of which fatally wounded student Claire Davis and the last of which took his own life.

Those details and more were revealed this morning at a news conference hosted by Robinson and attended by Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler and Undersheriff David Walcher. Robinson spoke eloquently about Davis, a seventeen-year-old who he said "has left an impact on my life." He said the young woman "was very much engaged in the responsibility and process of preparing herself for her future" -- a future, he added, "that was taken from her and taken from this community by a murderer."

Throughout the entire press conference, Robinson never said Pierson's name. Instead, he referred to him as "the murderer" -- even while reporters called him "the gunman" or "the shooter." "There's no question that the person who entered that school armed is a murderer," he said. "He entered that school with evil intent and he entered that school with the focus of doing the maximum amount of harm to the maximum amount of people."
This screen capture shows students being evacuated on December 13.
Robinson explained that the investigation thus far has revealed that Pierson entered the school's north side through a door that had been "probably blocked open, which is pretty much standard protocol because it's inconvenient for people to come and go from another area." He made no effort to conceal the fact that he was armed, Robinson said.

He immediately fired one round "randomly" down the hallway, according to Robinson. He then shot a second round directly at Davis, followed by a third round aimed down the hallway. Pierson proceeded to the library, where he fired two rounds "into the immediate area of the offices of the librarian and speech coach," Robinson said -- a man whom investigators believe was the gunman's intended target. Early on, investigators said Pierson's motive seems to be related to a disagreement with the speech coach.

Pierson was carrying three Molotov cocktails in his backpack, and Robinson said he ignited one of them in the library, which created a fire that burned four bookshelves and triggered the smoke alarm. He then fired a sixth round, taking his own life, Robinson said.

An examination of his body showed the Latin phrase "Alea iacta est" -- which means "The die has been cast" -- scrawled on his forearm in indelible marker. Also on his forearm were five numbers that correspond to the library and classrooms, Robinson said.

"It took less than one minute, twenty seconds from the time the murderer entered the school until his body was lying on the floor in the library," Robinson said.

Continue for more details from today's press conference.

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 - 350,000 times a year, a gun is used in commission of a crime, just present, not necessarily fired or even brandished

- 2,500,000 times a year, guns are used to stop a crime 

- Guns are used for to stop crime 7 times more than to commit crime (2,500,000 / 350,000 = 7.143)

- Of the guns that were used in a crime, only 16% were legally owned 

- 16% of 350,000 = 56,000 times a year that a legal gun owner uses their gun to commit a crime

- There are an estimated 80,000,000 legal gun owners in the US who own 300,000,000 guns 

- 56,000 / 80,000,000 = 0.07% of legal gun owners use their gun to commit a crime

- 0.07% is so statistically insignificant, if you were to round it to whole numbers it would be a zero

- According to the UCR, there were 8,583 firearm homicides in 2011

- Of those 8,583 homicides, 398 were justifiable homicide by law enforcement 

- Of the 8,583 firearm homicides in 2011, 323 were done so with a rifle 

- Of those 323 rifle homicides, 19 were justifiable homicide by law enforcement, thus 304 remain

- 304 x 0.07% = .21

- So, mathematically speaking, an “assault weapon” ban, at its very most effective, could save .21 lives, which last I checked is less than the “just one life” the gun grabbing politicians keep throwing around




Arapahoe High School Shooter: liberal socialist communist 

Chris Dorner: liberal police officer

Unabomber: liberal whacko

Boston marathon bombers: liberal Obama supporters. 

Discovery channel shooter: liberal enviro whacko. 

Ft. Hood shooter: Registered Democrat 

Columbine shooters: children of Democrats and progressive liberals. 

Virginia Tech shooter: Registered Democrat. 

Colorado Theater shooter: Registered Democrat; staff worker on the Obama campaign

Connecticut School Shooter: Registered Democrat; hated Christians. 

Congresswoman Gabby Giffords shooter: Leftist, registered Democrat.

JFK assassin: communist, loved Russia and Cuba

RFK assassin: social justice activist

Martin Luther King Jr. assassin: Democrat activist and convicted felon

Bill Ayers: Weatherman underground bomber and Obama's autobiography ghost writer

** This is by no means an exhaustive list of crimes committed by the 'gun-control' mentally ill lib-tard crowd.

Joe Ponce de Carrano
Joe Ponce de Carrano

Nawwwww. They are already the source of conflict and class preservation for the masses. It already is like a prison.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Morganne, your life clearly is a many other Lamebook DWEEBS here. I LOL @ you.

Morganne Foster
Morganne Foster

Sterling, your life must be pretty empty and sad. I pity you.

Kimberly McDevitt
Kimberly McDevitt

I'm sure the door being locked would have put a prompt stop to the whole thing


The story does say that he door was commonly left ajar.

So why wasn't that part of the headline, instead  of creating the doubt that someone did something wrong.  Not only Westword, but the Media in general loves to throw out blame and wrong doing to get our attention.  Its getting a little old.

Morganne Foster
Morganne Foster

Thank you for not showing his picture or using his name! We appreciate that ;)

Bryan Clark
Bryan Clark

The Sheriff appropriately referred to this sick fuck as "the murderer" instead of shooter, good for him

Brian Firestone
Brian Firestone

See what can happens when One simple procedure is not followed. I hope all parents go to their schools after this xmas break and ask about the lockdown procedures during school! And demand that all doors are locked and secure.


99.99999% of gun owners will NEVER commit a crime using a gun. Only a LIB-TARD would suggest more gun control than we already have now due to the actions of .0000001% of the mentally ill socialist/communist/authoritarian/lib-tard population......We don't lose our rights due to the actions of criminal freaks. Our rights are non-negotiable. They are not 'granted' by anyone, especially not the state. We are born with them. 

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "On the morning of December 13, eighteen-year-old Karl Pierson gave no indication that anything was amiss"

Another one of those "Law Abiding Gun Owners" the Gun-tards and NRA are always yammering about.


Brian' Please  get a grip. I would bet that every high school in America has some door that is supposed to be locked and kids block it open so they can get in and out for whatever reason. The last thing we need to do is scare the hell out of kids every day they go to school and get them to feel they are in eminent danger all the time.


@LibTardIsAnIllness Sounds like one of the .0000001% of the mentally ill people are taking are venting over this. My advice, gets some medication.


@DonkeyHotay  Quote: "On the morning of December 13, eighteen-year-old Karl Pierson gave no indication that anything was amiss".................Right..........Because there was nothing 'amiss' about a heavily armed man with a bandolier strapped across his chest and a machete on his back walking into a high school like it was nothing. Lib-Tards really love their 'Gun-Free-Zones'......They can operate with impunity there.......Fortunately, a good guy with a gun saved SCORES of lives here........Too bad more teachers were not armed or Claire Davis might be enjoying her Christmas break right now.....

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@LibTardIsAnIllness "Because there was nothing 'amiss' about a heavily armed man with a bandolier strapped across his chest and a machete on his back "

What part of "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" don't you comprehend, you constitution-hating fuckwit?

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