Students Return To Arapahoe High To Retrieve Vehicles
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – Students that left cars in the parking lot were allowed to return to Arapahoe High School Saturday morning to pick up their vehicles.
Yellow police tape still surrounds most of the school.
“I don’t think it has hit me yet. It doesn’t seem real,” said student Chris Davis.
Early Saturday parents and students were allowed to cross the tape to pick up their cars.
“I can’t imagine something like this could happen at this school. All of us warriors are one tight knit family,” said former student Madeline Pappas.
Students describe returning to the school as surreal and many are still in shock.
“I’m just trying to move on from it,” said student Jacob Edwards.
Edwards was in the science wing when the shooting happened and heard the shots ring out.
“He seemed like a pretty normal, just kind of a nerdy guy but he seemed pretty cool,” said Edwards describing the shooter.
Arapahoe High School has more than 2,100 students in grades 9 through 12. Each one is now trying to move on.
“We’re not going to have school Monday and I guess we aren’t going to have finals all week either,” said Edwards.
Some are already trying to unite the school, setting up a way to donate to the victim’s family.
“We just wanted to do something nice for the family and Arapahoe,” said Davis.
As students return to school next week parent Don Wood says one thing is certain.
“Things will never be the same that’s for sure. Never ever again,” said Wood.
Students who left items at the school may be able to pick them up sometime Monday.
School administrators say the school will remain closed at least through that day.