It is with the greatest sadness that we need to report that the suburban Denver high school student, Claire Davis, who was shot in the head by a classmate has died according to an official hospital statement Saturday.
I ask all to lift Claire and her family in prayer.
Claire, 17, was in critical condition after being shot at point-blank range at Arapahoe High School on December 13. Friends and well-wishers had posted prayers online and raised money to help pay for her medical care.
Senior Chris Davis who is not related to Claire Davis said she loved horses, had a lot of friends and always seemed happy. Chris, whose locker is next to Claire’s, helped organize a fundraising effort for her family. Students held vigils for Davis after the shooting.
Typical was a story told by classmate Maggie Hurlbut. “One time I remember I was upset in the hallway, and she came up to me and she just – – it was like, ‘Hey Maggie, I know we don’t know each other well but are you doing OK?’ And I told her yeah, and she was like, ‘Anything you need, I’m here for you,”‘ Hurlbut said. “Again, that’s who she is, and she just wants to take care of others, and that was really just a good representation of her character and who she was.”
Sheriff Robinson called Davis “a young woman of principle” and “an innocent young lady.”
We ask for everyone’s prayers for this family during this extremely difficult and trying time.