Civil Liberties

Breaking: Colorado School Shooter May Be Dead from Self-Inflicted Gunshot


The Denver Post has a live Twitter feed running from Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, where a shooting took place earlier today.

Go here for live updates.

The shooter is believed dead and one victim is reported in critical condition.

For more, go here.

Just yesterday, Reason's J.D. Tuccille reported on findings from the latest quarterly Reason-Rupe Poll that 63 percent of Americans didn't think that increasing restrictions on gun ownership wouldn't prevent criminals from getting guns. Reason's director of polling, Emily Ekins, summarized the findings on what people thought would reduce or stop school shootings:

When asked to select the most important factor that may have prevented the Newtown shooting, nearly a third of respondents, 27 percent, told the Reason-Rupe poll that better mental health treatment is the most important factor in preventing the tragedy at Sandy Hook.

Twenty-two percent say better parenting is most critical, and 20 percent say having armed school officials or armed guards on site would have been the most likely way to prevent the tragedy.

Only 16 percent thought that tightening gun laws would reduce school shootings.

Those numbers may well change in the wake of this latest incident, which comes a year after the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut.

According to USA Today, the gunman was a student at Arapaphoe High and some reports say that he was looking for a particular teacher.