Colorado’s trailblazing Safe2Tell system needs significant upgrades, lawmakers say
Police respond to suicidal teens instead of counselors under the current system, which is among the reasons leaders are looking to Utah for ideas on how to improve.
Jeffco Public Schools’ security chief was already losing sleep over the Columbine anniversary. And then this week happened.
John McDonald often spends the night at the school in the days before the painful anniversary, but got little sleep when a woman threatening violence came to Colorado
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.
What we learned investigating school safety for our “After Columbine” series
Takeaways from The Colorado Sun’s months-long investigation into school safety 20 years after Columbine
No Colorado school districts meet federal safety standards for behavioral health staffing, investigation shows
A Colorado Sun investigation finds that despite clear connections between mental health and school shootings, far more funding goes to physical security measures
Use of Safe2Tell, created in response to Columbine, is growing as front line tool in school safety
While the anonymous tip program has come into its own as part of the AG’s office, it also faces a statistically small but troubling problem -- kids who use it to target other kids
Opinion: How the media — including me — unwittingly helped create a Columbine narrative that has inspired murderers ever since
But the mythology around killers no longer needs press coverage to spread
Twenty years after Columbine, Colorado schools are assessing an astonishing number of student threats
Some Colorado districts are evaluating an average of four threats per school day. Administrators say the process is sound, but others worry students' civil rights are trampled in the rush to protect schools from liability.
A fight on a school bus, a knife in a backpack, suicide tips from Safe2Tell: The post-Columbine world of school safety runs 24/7
“We save lives on a daily basis,” said Ellen Kelty, Denver Public Schools director of student equity and opportunity
From the Editor: Columbine memories bind us together 20 years later, as do the issues that grew out of tragedy
Larry Ryckman was assistant managing editor at The Associated Press when the Columbine High School massacre happened in 1999. He directed news coverage of the tragedy and its aftermath "for many long days and nights."