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."AlertMe