Erin Triplett, right, hugs her daughter, who is an eighth grader at STEM Highlands Ranch School after the girl was escorted from the school after two students allegedly shot at least eight other kids there on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. (John Leyba, Special to The Colorado Sun)

STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter sentenced to life in prison after emotional, day-long hearing

Alec McKinney, who will be eligible for parole after 40 years, spoke publicly for the first time since the attack, apologizing individually to his victims. “I don't deserve leniency nor forgiveness,” he said. “I don't want a lighter sentence.”

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Parents of Elijah McClain sue Aurora police over his death

The 23-year-old suffered cardiac arrest, was later declared brain dead and taken off life support several days later

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I-70 closed through Glenwood Canyon because of large wildfire, reopening unclear

Hot and dry conditions have resulted in high fire danger across Colorado

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Colorado students may shuffle school districts during coronavirus, leaving a financial mess in their wake

Gov. Jared Polis, education advocates and some state lawmakers anticipate a spike in families utilizing Colorado’s open-enrollment process, which allows them to join any school district throughout the state