Investigation reveals AHS shooter had specific plan

By: NBC News Email
By: NBC News Email

CENTENNIAL, Colo. Preliminary investigation into the shooting at Arapahoe High School indicates the shooter planned to attack five areas of the school.

The shooter made no attempt to hide the .12 gauge pump action shotgun he carried as he entered the school; nor did he hide the molotov cocktails, machete, or rounds of ammo worn as bandoliers across his chest and waist.

After examining his body, investigators determined the shooter had used an indelible marker to write the Latin phrase 'Alea iacta est' on his forearm.

The phrase translates to English as 'The Die Has Been Cast'.

In addition to the Latin phrase, the shooter had also written five separate letters/numbers on his arm which correlate directly with the identification of the Library and specific classrooms located in the immediate area of the Library/Media Center of the school.

Although it currently appears the shooter acted alone, the on-going investigation will include consideration of any individual who may have provided assistance.

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