Student details fear in blog when gunfire began inside Arapahoe H.S.
Arapahoe student wrote message to his family on his hand. Courtesy: Matt Bowers
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — An Arapahoe High School senior is overwhelmed with support from Colorado and around the country after posting his experience from last Friday’s shooting on his personal blog.
Matt Bowers, an aspiring graphic designer, posted the details of the shooting at Arapahoe High School late Friday night in an effort to begin processing the terrible and traumatic set of events that happened earlier in the day.
“I titled it, ‘It’s the day of high school I’ll never forget,’” said Bowers outside Arapahoe High School on Monday.
Classes are cancelled through the rest of the year but the senior said he has remained in constant contact with classmates since the shooting.
Bowers told FOX31 Denver he knew of the shooter through mutual friends but had no direct contact with the student before the shooting.
“We knew what it was but we really couldn’t believe that it was here and it was in our school,” said Bowers when describing the moments after the gunshots first broke out inside a school hallway.
After crowding around a wall with several other students, Bowers scribbled a note on his hand to his parents because he feared his body would be recovered by police after the attack.
Bowers said he’s eager to return to Arapahoe in 2014 once his school reopens but that he doesn’t expect his school to ever be quite the same.
To read more about Matt’s experiences click here to view his blog.