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Archbishop says shooting shows 'battle between good, evil continues'


Arapahoe High School students tearfully reunited with parents Friday afternoon after a lone gunman with an apparent grudge fired shots and injured two at the school before killing himself.

One 15-year-old girl remained in critical condition, one was released from the hospital and three students were treated for anxiety as crisis counselors arrived on scene after the tragedy, according to officials.

The shooter, identified as Karl Halverson Pierson, 18, was a student at the school.

Students, alumni rally around fired gay teacher at Catholic school


Gay and lesbian Catholic students in Pennsylvania are joining alumni and others in pushing a Catholic high school near Philadelphia to reinstate a teacher who was fired after he applied for a marriage license with his partner.

The effort is one of several in support of Michael Griffin, who was dismissed by Holy Ghost Preparatory School, and they include a petition at that had drawn more than 7,500 signatures as of Monday.



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November 20-December 3, 2015


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