On December 13, 2013, one day before the 1-year remembrance of Sandy Hook, 17-year-old Claire Davis was killed by classmate Karl Pierson, after he brought a shotgun to Arapahoe High School, in Centennial Colorado, seemingly in search of his Speech and Debate Team coach.

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Rebecca Kaplan, Bob Schieffer, CBS News. December 15, 2013.  Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper: "No rhyme or reason" to latest school shooting

Gary Strauss, USA Today. December 17, 2013. Fresh details emerge in Arapahoe High School shooting

Becky Bratu, NBC News. December 21, 2013. Colorado high school shooting victim Claire Davis dies

Lance Hernandez, The Denver Channel. January 18, 2016. Arapahoe HS shooting report lists many errors

Sarah Goodrum, Ph.D., William Woodward, M.P.A. January 18, 2016. Report on the Arapahoe High School Shooting

Zahira Torres, Denver Post. October 14, 2014. Mark Pierson speaks about son Karl and shooting at Arapahoe High

Lynn Barteels, Denver Post. December 13, 2014. Remembering slain high school student Claire Davis one year later

Karl Pierson Obituary (1995 - 2014) - Denver, CO - Denver Post

Jenny Brundin, CPR. December 13, 2018. 5 Years After Claire Davis Died In A School Shooting, Improvements Seen In Threat Prevention, But Gaps Remain

Becky Bratu, NBC News. December 21, 2013. Colorado high school shooting victim Claire Davis dies

Michelle P. Fulcher, CPR. July3, 2017. School Administrators Unsure How To Protect Students Under New Law

Rachel Estabrook, CPR. February 19, 2019. After Two School Shootings, What’s Changed In How Colorado Schools Handle Safety?

Jeremy P. Meyer, Sadie Gurman, Denver Post. January 1, 2017. Parents of Arapahoe High gunman express remorse, seek answers

Michael Roberts, Westword. December 17, 2013. Karl Pierson's parents: We're devastated by Arapahoe High shooting

Michael Roberts, Westword. December 16, 2013. Stop harassing Arapahoe High shooting first responder James Englert, sheriff tells media

Michael Roberts, Westword. April 10, 2019. Arapahoe High Controversy: Murder, Suicides, Arrests, Rallies and Tears

Bruce Finley, Denver Post. August 16, 2014. Clarity Commons keeps memory of Claire Davis alive

Chuck Hickey, Fox31. March 25, 2019. Arapahoe High School teacher arrested 

Dacia Johnson, 9News. February 3, 2020. Former Arapahoe High teacher sentenced for sexually assault | 9news.com

Janet Oraveetz, 9News. August 16, 2014. Clarity Commons opens on Claire Davis' birthday

Zahira Torres, Denver Post. January 1, 2014. Memorial brings a goodbye fit for slain student Claire Davis

Memorial for Claire Davis drawns thousands

Centennial Colorado Arapahoe High School Shooting - Full Police Scanner Audio Feed - Dec 13 2013

Karl Pierson's father speaks out about Arapahoe High School shooting

Karl Pierson's Journal


Arapahoe High School Investigative Report

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