By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Reuters) - A student seeking to confront one of his teachers opened fire at a Colorado high school on Friday, wounding at least two classmates before apparently taking his own life, law enforcement officials said. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson told a televised news conference that one student victim was in serious condition with gunshot wounds at a local hospital. Robinson said the suspected gunman "identified a specific teacher at Arapahoe High School that he was interested in confronting, and that teacher was informed of the situation and exited the school quickly." The accused shooter was later found dead inside the school after he "apparently killed himself," the sheriff said, adding that authorities knew the boy's identity and were in contact with his family. The incident comes a day before the first anniversary of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before killing himself.
Two students were injured, one seriously, in a US school shooting Friday before the suspected gunman killed himself, on the eve of the anniversary of the Newtown massacre. Police said the suspect was also a student at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, just a few miles from the sites of last year's Aurora movie theater shooting and the 1999 Columbine massacre. America's perennial debate about gun control is back in the headlines ahead of the anniversary Saturday of last year's Newtown, Connecticut shooting in which 26 people, including 20 young children, were killed.
By Jack Kim and David Chance SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has executed the powerful uncle of young leader Kim Jong Un, state media said on Friday, the biggest upheaval in years as the ruling dynasty sought to distance itself from responsibility for the isolated states's dire living standards. Jang Song Thaek, considered the second most powerful man in the secretive country, was killed just days before the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Il, the father of North Korea's current ruler. The execution came as Kim Jong Un - the third Kim to rule North Korea - began being portrayed in state media as the image of his father rather than his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, who is still revered as the founder of the nation. Kim Jong Il was blamed by some for the 1990s famine that killed a million people.