Colorado School Standoff Ends in Gunman's Death

Students are being evacuated from Platte Canyon High School and other nearby schools after shots were reportedly fired and hostages taken. (KCNC)

Bailey, Colo. (AP) -- Colorado authorities say a gunman who took over a high school in bailey, Colorado, is dead.

Officials say the middle-aged man walked into the school, fired at least two shots and took six people hostage before the situation ended with his death.

A spokesman for the state department of public safety confirmed the death but had no immediate details on his death. The spokesman also did not know the condition of two young girls who were being held hostage after the other hostages were released from Platte Canyon High School.

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