Parents of Colorado Shooter Have Message For Wounded Student’s Family

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The 17-year-old senior critically wounded in Friday’s shooting at a Colorado high school was in a coma Monday after suffering severe head trauma.


Claire Davis, 17, and alleged shooter Karl Pierson, 18.
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“She is stable, but is in a coma. The first responders got Claire to the right place, at the right time, and the doctors and hospital staff are doing a wonderful job taking care of her,” her family said in a statement.

“We appreciate your continued good thoughts and prayers, and will provide updates as her condition improves.”

Many people were tweeting to the hashtag #prayforclaire.

Among those praying for Claire Davis was the family of the alleged school shooter, 18-year-old Karl Pierson.

In a statement released Monday, the teenager’s parents Barbara and Mark Pierson said Davis and her family “have suffered unimaginably, and we pray for her full recovery.”

“As parents, we loved our son Karl dearly and we are devastated by what happened Friday. We cannot begin to understand why Karl did what he did,” the Piersons said. They also offered prayers “for the entire Arapahoe High School community, as we know your lives are forever changed by this horrific event.”

Police say Pierson was looking for revenge against a librarian, who had cut him from the debate team.

Davis was just a random victim, police said.

She and Pierson did not know each other.

CNN contributed to this report.