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Columbine High School shooting

Columbine High School shooting
Columbine High School shooting

Deadly attack on STEM School — by two suspected shooters — is rare among school shootings

Just two other school shootings in the U.S. have included multiple shooters, including Columbine and a 1998 shooting in Arkansas

Crime and Courts

Florida teen “infatuated” with Columbine was already dead when Colorado school closures, massive manhunt were launched

An autopsy summary by the Clear Creek County coroner estimated that 18-year-old Sol Pais likely died on April 15 — the day authorities said she flew to Denver from Miami.

Crime and Courts

Carman: Aching sadness and the straight line from Columbine killers to Sol Pais

Opinion Columns

Nicolais: When Columbine became more than a rival high school

The tragedy transformed Columbine from just another JeffCo school into a national touchstone that changed all of us

Opinion Columns

Opinion: How should we speak to our kids and students about Columbine threats?

Opinion Columns

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

Education

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.

Education

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

Sun Investigation

Perlmutter: As the Columbine anniversary approaches, let’s take action to honor those lost

Opinion Columns

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

Sun Investigation

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 Columns

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.

Sun Investigation

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

Education

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 Columns

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

Crime and Courts

Brauchler: The red flag gun bill is too extreme. Let’s find a bipartisan, Colorado solution.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Hunters support gun safety, and a “red flag” gun law is long overdue in Colorado

Opinion Columns

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

Politics and Government

Opinion: Honor Coloradans killed from gun violence by voting for gun safety on Nov. 6

Opinion Columns

The anti-gun violence Giffords PAC is pouring $1.5 million-plus to unseat Republican Mike Coffman — more than the group has spent in any race thus far

The deep-pocketed group named for former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords is among the top outside spenders in the 6th Congressional District

Politics and Government
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