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Dec 13, 2013 5:04 PM by David Randall

Arapahoe HS student texts mom: "There's sirens. It's real. I love you"

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A woman who had step-siblings who attended Columbine High School was among the parents waiting for children outside Arapahoe High School in Centennial Friday.

Tracy Monroe stood outside the high school looking at her phone, reading text messages from her 15-year-old daughter inside.

Monroe said she got the first text from her daughter, sophomore Jade Stanton, at 12:41 p.m. The text read, "there's sirens. It's real. I love you"

A few minutes later, Jade texted "shots were fired in our school." Monroe rushed to the school and was relieved when Jade texted that a police officer entered her classroom and that she was safe.

Monroe was family friends with a teacher killed in the Columbine shooting, Dave Carpenter.

"We didn't think it could happen in Colorado then, either," Monroe said.

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