17 Year Old Arapahoe High School Student Claire Davis Dies Saturday, December 21, Eight Days After She was Shot by a Student with a Shotgun in Centennial, Colorado
Sad news to report in the Colorado teen Claire Davis who was battling to stay alive from gun shot injuries suffered eight days ago in another senseless school shooting …
17 year old Claire Davis has passed away today, Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm local time with her family by her side. Claire Davis was critically shot eight days ago with a shotgun by a fellow student, Karl Pierson, at school in Centennial, Colorado. She has tragically passed away as doctors stated that her injuries were just too severe to save her life. God Bless Claire Davis, her family, friends and loved ones. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family that they may find peace in the loss of their blessed child.
Claire Davis – Rest in Peace
In a statement posted on the Littleton Adventist Hospital’s Facebook page:
It is with heavy hearts that we share that a 4:29 p.m. this afternoon, Claire Davis passed away, with her family at her side. Despite the best efforts of our physicians and nursing staff, and Claire’s fighting spirit, her injuries were too severe and the most advanced medical treatments could not prevent this tragic loss of life. Claire’s death is immensely heartbreaking for our entire community, our staff and our families.
The Davis family would like to thank everyone who have sent their best wishes and prayers, and are grateful for the kindness and support of the community. They know that you all are mourning with them, and again request privacy during this time of grief.
Information regarding a public celebration of Claire’s life will be announced at a future date. Please feel free to continue to leave cards for the Davis family in the Cards for Claire box, located within the main entrance of the hospital.
It is with unspeakable sadness that we write and say that Claire has passed away from the gunshot wound she received at Arapahoe High School on December 13, 2013. Although we have lost our precious daughter, we will always be grateful for the indelible journey she took us on over the last 17 years—we were truly blessed to be Claire’s parents. The grace, laughter and light she brought to this world will not be extinguished by her death; to the contrary, it will only get stronger.
Last week was truly a paradox in that we lost our daughter, yet we witnessed the wonderful love that exists in the world through the tremendous outpouring of support we received. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the first responders, the school resource officer, security guard and vice principal at Arapahoe High School, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s office, and the physicians, nurses and staff at Littleton Adventist Hospital. Each played a significant role in giving Claire a chance to live, and demonstrated extreme amounts of professionalism, courage and love. Please know that we will never forget the extraordinary work you did on Claire’s behalf.
We ask that you give us time to grieve the death of our daughter by respecting our wishes for privacy.
With much loving-kindness,
The Davis Family
“The Denver Foundation is privileged to be able to help the Arapahoe High School community honor Claire Davis and help with needs that extend beyond the immediate,” says David Miller, President of The Denver Foundation. “We will be honored to work with Claire’s family to determine where contributed dollars will make the greatest difference.”
For more information about the Arapahoe High School Community Fund honoring Claire Davis, or to make contributions, please visit www.denverfoundation.org.