HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say the two students accused of killing a classmate in a shooting at a school in suburban Denver used at least two handguns in the attack.
Douglas County Tony Spurlock said the suspects had a “number of weapons” in Tuesday’s shooting but he would not release details. However, he said they included two handguns which he said they were not old enough to buy or own.
Eight other students were wounded in the shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch. Spurlock said three were intensive care.
Authorities on Tuesday identified the juvenile suspect as a boy but Spurlock on Wednesday told reporters that the juvenile suspect is a girl.
He says “we originally thought the juvenile was a male by appearance.”
Spurlock declined comment when asked by reporters if the juvenile suspect is transgender.
KMGH-TV reported late Tuesday that the juvenile suspect is a transgender male in the process of transitioning from female to male.
The television station cited anonymous sources close to the investigation.