#1 2 students shot, 1 man arrested at Deer Creek Middle School02-24-2010, 12:03 PM
2 students shot, 1 man arrested at Deer Creek Middle School
By Howard Pankratz, Kevin Vaughan and Joey Bunch
The Denver Post
Posted: 02/23/2010 03:37:08 PM MST
Updated: 02/23/2010 10:31:57 PM MST
Debbie Center consoles her visibly upset daughter Deanna, 13, who was in the middle school library at the time of the shooting. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post)
Mark Techmeyer, spokesman for the sheriff's department, said the two juveniles have been transported to a hospital where they are in stable condition.
He said both victims were outside the school.
The shooting was reported at 3:14 p.m., according to Techmeyer. The students were identified as Reagan Weber and Matt Thieu. Both 8th graders were initially treated at Littleton Adventist Hospital, but Matt was transferred to Children's Hospital where he was listed in critical condition tonight. Reagan was treated in the emergency room
Techmeyer said earlier Tuesday that the children's wounds are not thought to be life-threatening although the 32-year-old man, identified tonight as Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood, was using a "high-powered rifle."
Eastwood has prior arrests for menacing and domestic violence, according to computerized court records.
Jared Nelson, 13, was on a bus when he saw the gunman round a corner on the north side of the school, pull a rifle off his shoulder, fire a round into the air and then shoot a student.
"It was kind of shocking when I saw it happening," he said.
Several people said that math teacher David Benke then charged and tackled the gunman as he got off a second shot.
To be clear here, it was a bolt-action .30-06 that the 32 year old stole from his father. He's crazy. The guy has been hearing voices for some time. :(
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02-24-2010, 12:58 PM
Pretty heroic on the math teacher's part, tackling the guy while he was firing his 2nd shot.
Thank God this wasn't worse. I hope and pray that the child in intensive care recovers soon.
02-24-2010, 02:40 PMTo be clear here, it was a bolt-action .30-06 that the 32 year old stole from his father. He's crazy. The guy has been hearing voices for some time.Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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02-24-2010, 08:50 PM
Awesome courage and intelligence on the part of the teacher.. He said that he saw it was a bolt-action rifle and knew the guy couldn't reload before he tackled him... Amazing that a teacher knew anything more about guns than they're scary, but kudos to him!! Buy that man a Bud Light!Obama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
02-24-2010, 09:24 PM
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02-24-2010, 11:53 PM
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i have a friend that lives not far from there, it was heroic on the part of the Teacher. it was BS that the article called a 30-06 "hi" powered make it sound like it was and AK or something...even that would be pathetic
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