Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Applauds First Responders To School Shooting

AP

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) said Friday that the first officers to respond to the school shooting at Arapahoe High School rose to the occasion.

“Again, officers from all across the south metro area were trained in how to go in immediately into that school and make sure that the perpetrator, this kid, was — I mean, the officers went right to him and got to him within literally minutes,” Hickenlooper said at a news conference.

Arapahoe County, Colo. Sheriff Grayson Robinson said that the first deputy sheriffs on the scene immediately entered the school and were prepared to engage the shooter.

“That is a world of change from the way response used to happen and I think it just says volumes about these guys,” Hickenlooper said.

Hickenlooper signed major gun control legislation into law earlier this year.

 

 

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