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Denali Montessori Incident, 10/3/18

Conclusion: ASD Denali Montessori Incident 

Suspect arrested in shooting investigation. Faces charges of Assault 1 and Misconduct involving a Weapon 4. Anchorage Police Department reported, “Detectives have determined the suspect dropped off a student at the school, walked back to his vehicle in the parking lot of Denali Montessori Elementary School and got into altercation with the victim. The suspect shot the victim, fled on foot and was captured by officers. The vehicle has been impounded as evidence. The suspect was questioned by detectives and transported to the Anchorage Jail.”

Dear ASD families and staff,

We are all ASD and a family together, collectively working to keep our children safe each day in our schools. Regrettably, I need to notify you of an incident that occurred in the parking lot of Denali Elementary School this morning.

Anchorage Police Department reported the following, “A shooting occurred in the 900 block of Cordova Street. One victim was shot in the upper body and transported to a local hospital. One person is in custody and not looking for anyone else at this time. Officers believe this is an isolated incident.”

Please know, officers have secured the area and the school. Students and staff are safe inside and the perpetrator in custody.

We appreciate the work of APD, our school administrators, and staff to keep our children safe.


Dr. Deena Bishop

ASD Superintendent


Advisory: Update: Shooting investigation; 900 block of Cordova Street; Suspect in custodyAPD Nixel update 

Shooting in Denali Elementary School parking lot, 1 injured. KTUU

1 hurt in shooting near Denali Elementary School. KTVA

APD: One wounded in shooting at school parking lotAnchorage Daily News