DENVER, Colorado — A teen boy arrested by police in connection of a shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon near a Denver Middle School. The incident left a child in critical condition, according to police.
As the investigation is ongoing, the juvenile is being kept for investigation of aggravated assault, according to a Wednesday morning Denver police tweet. The boy’s name was not released. The reason for that is that he is a juvenile.
The child stays in critical condition, due to the tweet. There is no information about the child, his identity has also not been released yet.
The shooting took place around 2 p.m. on a grassy area outside DSST Cole Middle School’s Mitchell Building in the 3200 blocks of Marion Street in northeast Denver.
Police have not confirmed whether either of the boys was students at the school.
A Denver Public Schools crisis team was brought in to support students and staff following the shooting. Police escorted groups of the middle school children out a back door of the school to a neighboring auditorium building, where parents anxiously waited to show their IDs and be allowed to embrace their kids and take them home.
Some children cried, while others talked about problems with violence in the neighborhood that made them nervous to attend class.