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Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson holds a picture of Claire Davis, the 17-year-old student who was shot at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo.

The 17-year-old senior who was in a coma after being shot point-blank at a Colorado high school last week died Saturday with her family at her side, hospital officials said.

Claire Esther Davis, a senior at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., was critically injured when student Karl Halverson Pierson, 18, entered the school building on Dec. 13 armed with a shotgun and Molotov cocktail bombs.

In a statement posted on the Littleton Adventist Hospital’s Facebook page, officials said Claire’s injuries “were too severe and the most advanced medical treatments could not prevent this tragic loss of life.”

The teen passed away at 4:29 p.m. local time (6:29 p.m. ET).

 

“Claire’s death is immensely heartbreaking for our entire community, our staff and our families,” the statement added.

 

Authorities said Pierson’s attack lasted just 80 seconds. Officials believe the teen was angry after losing his coveted spot on the debate team.

“His intent was evil and his evil intent was to harm multiple individuals,” Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said last week.

Upon entering the school, Robinson said, Pierson fired one round down the hallway. He then shot Claire, who just happened to be sitting nearby with a friend as he headed toward the library. Claire suffered severe head trauma, which put her in a coma.

 

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