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Last Updated: Thursday, 28 September 2006, 16:31 GMT 17:31 UK
In pictures: Colorado school siege

Girl running down road

As reports of a gunman on the premises spread, students fled Platte Canyon High School in Bailey.

Platte Canyon High School

The small mountain town school was quickly evacuated.

Parents near school

Parents converged on the area, anxious for news.

Girl from Platte Canyon High School

Many students were clearly shocked that this could happen in their school.

School bus taking students away from school

Hundreds were moved away from the buildings in buses.


Police set up a cordon around the school and its neighbouring middle school.

Man hugs girl

There were numerous reunions just outside the police lines.

Family reunited after the school was evacuated

In many cases, the sense of fear and relief was palpable.

Colorado detective Steve Johnson addresses reporters as Sheriff Fred Wegener looks on

Police say they had to move in to save the hostages' lives.

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