Brighton schools resume classes after shooting near high school leaves 1 injured

UPDATE: Thursday, 3/16 8:30 a.m.

Students are returning to class as normal Thursday after a shooting near Brighton High School on Wednesday spurred secure statuses at multiple schools throughout the community.

Brighton police said some young people involved in the incident are connected to area schools but the department is still investigating.

“Incidents like this are traumatic for everyone involved and especially our school community,” Domenico said.

Police responded to the shooting near the intersection of South 9th Avenue and Bush Street around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers arrested three suspects. Two were taken into custody in the parking lot of Prairie View High School. Another was arrested “at a later time,” Domenico said.

One victim checked themselves into a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

When schools are on secure status, students and teachers continue classes and operate as normal. But the school doors are secured and nobody is allowed to enter or leave the building.

CPR News' original story continues below:

Multiple Brighton schools are on secure status following a shooting near Brighton High that sent one victim to urgent care with a gunshot wound.

A suspect is in custody, and it’s unclear if any students were involved.

The 27J School District also placed the following schools on a secure status — Brighton High, Vikan Middle, Prairie Middle, South, Southeast Elementary, Northeast Elementary, Overland Trail Middle School, Thimmig Elementary and Henderson elementary schools, Innovations and Options Campus, and Bright Beginnings.

Prairie Valley View High School, which is near where officers arrested the suspect, was placed on lockdown.

The names of the victim or the suspects have not been identified. 

Brighton Police are advising to avoid those areas.

This is a developing story and will be updated.