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Colorado governor visits school shooting victim

December 15, 2013 • National News


Media cover a briefing by Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., where 18-year-old shooting suspect Karl Halverson Pierson shot student Claire Davis, 17,on Friday, then turned the gun on himself. AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado’s governor asked the nation Sunday for prayers for the 17-year-old girl who was critically wounded by a classmate at her suburban Denver high school.

Gov. John Hickenlooper also credited security procedures adopted after the 1999 massacre at nearby Columbine High School for helping put a quick end to the Arapahoe High School shooting by Karl Pierson, an 18-year-old student who shot Claire Davis at point-blank range before killing himself.

“We all have to keep Claire in our thoughts and prayers,” he told CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Davis is hospitalized at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Davis is in critical condition and stable, but she is in a coma, her family said in a statement issued on the hospital’s Facebook page Sunday.

“The first responders got Claire to the right place, at the right Login to read more

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