Students Pray for Arapahoe School Shooting Victim

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Prayer for the student critically wounded in Friday's shooting at a Colorado high school continues both at the school and online.

Authorities say Karl Pierson, a fellow senior at Arapahoe High School, randomly shot 17-year-old Claire Davis in the head. The shooter was reportedly gunning for a specific teacher and wound up committing suicide when a school official began closing in on him.

This week, students are leaving notes and small gifts at a makeshift tribute for Davis, praying she'll survive. On a fence at the school grounds, students and their families are praying for her recovery, penning notes and prayers, and leaving stuffed animals, especially horses because of her love of riding.

"We just want her to know that the Lord's looking over her right now and that so many people across the country are praying for her," one student said.

Davis remains in a coma at a nearby hospital.

Arapahoe County Sherriff Grayson Robinson said the shooter shot himself in the head less than two minutes after entering the school.

In their first statement since the incident, the shooter's parents, Barbara and Mark Pierson, said they're devastated by what happened and couldn't begin to understand why their son would do such a thing. They said they are praying for Davis's recovery and for all the student body.  

The high school canceled all classes until January.

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