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CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Friday afternoon the Shepard of the Hills Church was the scene of both grief and relief.

It was the site that Arapahoe High School students were evacuated to after a shooting that injured three people.

Parents clutched cell phones, anxiously awaiting word -- a text; a tweet -- anything letting them know their child was safe.

“I’m just glad to be here with his mom,” said student Colton Powers.

“It’s hard to see this happening again,” Powers mother said. “It’s a terrifying experience as a parent. This is the last thing you ever want to go through.”

For many, memories of the massacre at Columbine High School were top of mind.

“You think it’s a drill at the beginning,” said James Dalrymple. “It’s surreal.”

Darlymple's mother, Mary, and his older sister were at the church to take him home.

"I was pretty freaked out," Mary Dalrymple said. "I'm just grateful to God that he took care of my son and all the other kids that were in there."

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  • School Vouchers Now

    So everyone seems to be blaming the parents. Why is that; when teachers are free to suspend students willy nilly? Was he counseled, or just destroyed emotionally and sent home? Is there a process, or is it just destroy this student, spare that student, woohooo, whatever the teacher’s union decides on which day of the week? Teachers Gone Wild!? This student must have thought his life was over, and had nothing to lose when he was suspended, OVER WHAT?!?! How can one student believe one teacher ruined his chances at the Air Force Academy? Seems like such a bright kid.. hmmm… tragedy, or humiliation by a know-it-all totalitarian career destroying, union protected (pronoun).

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