Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone on shooting at STEM school: 'This is an epidemic'

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Colorado school shooting leaves at least 8 injured, 2 in custody
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One student was killed and seven others were injured Tuesday when two classmates began shooting inside a STEM school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, authorities said. 

The events of the day at the suburban Denver school were at the top of mind for Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, who opened his pregame press conference with lengthy remarks regarding America’s latest school shooting. 

“I know thoughts and prayers are never enough, but… From myself, our team, our organization, our thoughts and prayers for all those families, students, school administrators, everybody that was there today, it’s a tragedy,” Malone, a member of the Highlands Ranch community, said.  

Malone, who said he lives two minutes from the school, offered a thank you to all the first responders before expressing his frustration. 

“It’s a shame. My girls (who attend another Highlands Ranch school) have been in a lockout twice in the last month. I’m not a politician, I don’t have the answers, but something must change. I just wanted to make sure I acknowledged what happened today in my backyard, and all those families…

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