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Denver East High School dean says student who wounded him in shooting had been seen with gun before

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A student who shot two administrators at a Denver East High School in March before later killing himself had been seen with a gun there in the weeks before, according to one of them.

Another student reported the sighting to the administration at East High School but when officials went to search Austin Lyle, he fled, Wayne Mason, a dean at the school, said Monday in his first comments about the shooting.

“That is the biggest red flag. Then he was allowed back into the school,” said Mason, who was identified in the school’s directory and in previous news reports as Jerald Mason.

A spokesperson for Denver Public Schools, Scott Pribble, said has not been able to verify Mason’s account yet.

Mason and Eric Sinclair, a fellow dean, were shot by Lyle on…

The Associated Press

2023-05-09 17:17:03

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