Denver-based media reported a heavy police presence outside the school, which is just south of the Nome Street park where the shooting took place on Monday.
Aurora PD initially reported the school had been placed on lockdown, but later clarified that it was part of the “secure perimeter” instead.
Five victims of gunshot wounds were taken to area hospitals. They ranged in age between 14 and 17, the authorities said.
A search for the suspect, who is “no longer at the park,” is ongoing.
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