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Arapahoe High School

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Arapahoe High School will be closed through winter break and into 2014, the school announced.

Many students and staff at Arapahoe High left behind items after the shooting there Friday afternoon.

Students will be able to recover personal items on the following schedule, the school announced:

Tuesday, Jan. 7: 

Classes resume

Wednesday, Jan. 8: 

Optional final exams begin

Grief counselors are available for anyone affected by the shooting. Police said anyone can call 720-874-8620 for help.

Jarrod Hindman, manager of the Office of Suicide Prevention, said the best and most immediate resource for those in crisis is the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Hindman said safe2tell.org, or 1-877-542-SAFE, provides an anonymous avenue for teens or anyone to report threatening behaviors.

Other resources include:

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event  A collection of resources from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Talking to Children and Youth about Traumatic Events Age-appropriate messages for children about violence, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters Suggestions for community members from the National Institutes of Mental Health