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Arapahoe High School gunman planned to attack multiple classrooms

By: Sadie Gurman, The Denver Post
December 17, 2013 Updated: December 17, 2013 at 2:06 pm
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photo - Parker Semin, a 2011 Arapahoe High School graduate, prays at a makeshift memorial bearing the name of wounded student Claire Davis, who was shot by a classmate during school three days earlier in an attack, in front of Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Semin said he came by to pray for the "speedy recovery" of Davis, age 17, who was shot in the head at close range with a shotgun, and remains in a coma. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Parker Semin, a 2011 Arapahoe High School graduate, prays at a makeshift memorial bearing the name of wounded student Claire Davis, who was shot by a classmate during school three days earlier in an attack, in front of Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Semin said he came by to pray for the "speedy recovery" of Davis, age 17, who was shot in the head at close range with a shotgun, and remains in a coma. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) 

Arapahoe High School gunman Karl Pierson scrawled messages on his arms pointing to five areas of the school he planned to attack, the Arapahoe County sheriff said Tuesday.

Also written on his forearm in permanent marker was the Latin phrase "Alea iacta est," which means in English "The die has been cast."

The letters and numbers on his arm correlated with specific classrooms located naer the school's library, where authorities have said Pierson planned to target librarian and debate coach Tracy Murphy.

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