Mesa County Valley School District 51 School Resource Officer Robert Baker, left, opens a locked classroom door as the district's Director of Safety and Security Tim Leon looks on during a lockdown drill at Broadway Elementary School in Grand Junction March 28, 2019. The district has nine full-time security officers and contracts with local law enforcement for another 15 officers. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Most Americans believe schools have become less safe in the 20 years since Columbine, poll shows

Half of Americans blame students being bullied a great deal for school shootings. Roughly a third say the same of the internet and television, music and video games.

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Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

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The "terror management" theory suggests some older people take more risks as they confront mortality