Victim of Colorado school shooting improves to good condition

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 26, 2010 11:03 am

Just as news is emerging regarding the shooting death of a teacher up Tacoma, Washington, more positive news is coming out of Colorado.

First of all, the death of a special education teacher this morning in Tacoma is quite tragic. A man infatuated with the 30-year-old teacher shot and killed her around 7:30 this morning, ET. He was later killed by a deputy when he fired at the deputy. This happened at Birney Elementary School. Our sincere thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim.

For some better news, Matthew Thieu, the 14-year-old gunshot wound victim in the Deer Creek Middle School shooting in Colorado is improving. From the Denver Daily News:

“GOOD NEWS ON SHOOTING VICTIM: Matthew Thieu, 14, a victim in the shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton on Tuesday, is now in good condition. Thieu was transferred to Children’s Hospital and was in critical condition after being shot at the school shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Thieu had suffered a fractured rib and lung injury in the shooting. On Wednesday his condition was upgraded to serious and yesterday it was upgraded again to good. The other victim of the shooting, 13-year-old Reagan Weber, was treated for bullet fragments in her right arm on the day of the shooting and was released. Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood, 32, a former student at Deer Creek, was arrested in the shooting. He is being held on  $1 million bond. In other Deer Creek Middle School news, the school will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today for students, parents and staff to attend an open house. The intent is to transition students back into the school before the first day of class on Monday. Students will be able to reconnect with teachers and collect belongings that may have been left behind earlier this week. “