Columbine High School shooting

Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

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

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

Opinion
Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

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."

Opinion
Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Columbine students campaign to spread photos of mass-shooting victims as discussion of gun-violence physiology grows

“We don’t want the images to ever have to be used,” said Kaylee Tyner, a Columbine senior who is leading the student-created #MyLastShot campaign

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

How Donald Trump, guns and cash spelled an end to Mike Coffman’s decade in Congress

A candidate deemed “virtually bulletproof” two years ago was undone by President Donald Trump, outside spending and a challenger impervious to attacks