By Jueseppi B.
By Saba Hamedy
Claire Davis, the 17-year-old who was shot in the head by a classmate at Arapahoe High School, died Saturday afternoon, hospital officials said.
“Despite the best efforts of our physicians and nursing staff, and Claire’s fighting spirit, her injuries were too severe and the most advanced medical treatments could not prevent this tragic loss of life.”
Davis was shot at point-blank range by Karl Halvorsen Pierson, 18, who then turned the gun on himself. Pierson had reportedly been searching for his debate coach when he entered the school Dec. 13.
Since the shooting, the community has rallied around Davis, with Twitter users taking up the hashtag #PrayForClaire.
About 500 students held a candlelight vigil last Saturday for Davis outside the school, where they had inserted flowers into a chain-link fence to form the message “4 CLAIRE.”
The announcement of Davis’ death comes just two days after students were allowed back on the Centennial, Colo., campus for the first time since the shooting to retrieve belongings.
According to the hospital’s Facebook page, a public celebration of Claire’s life will be announced later. The hospital will continue to accept cards for the Davis family in the “Cards for Claire” box at its main entrance.
How many more innocent children must we lose to gun violence so the NRA and it’s corporate masters, the gun manufactures, can make billions of dollars in profits? Claire Davis fought for 8 days to live after taking a shotgun blast to her head by a crazed fellow student. When will WE THE PEOPLE start to fight so her murder will not be in vain?
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