Dec 13, 2014 12:41 PM

Dad of school shooter remembers son 1 year later

The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) The father of a student who killed a classmate at a suburban Denver high school before committing suicide posted a newspaper obituary for his son on the first anniversary of the shooting.

The Saturday obit came the same day a candlelight vigil will be held for 17-year-old Claire Davis, the girl slain in the attack.

Mark Pierson told The Associated Press that he didn't mean to disrespect the Davis family but wants his son, Karl, remembered as a good son who lost his way for a moment.

Police say the 18-year-old targeted his debate coach when he entered Arapahoe High School with a shotgun, machete, homemade bombs and 125 rounds of ammunition. He shot Davis before turning the gun on himself. The coach escaped unharmed.

Davis' parents couldn't be located for comment.


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