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Kendrick Castillo didn’t hesitate when a gunman burst into his high school classroom. “He went down as a hero.”

By Kathleen Foody, P. Solomon Banda and Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press HIGHLANDS RANCH — When a gunman burst into his high school classroom, Kendrick Castillo did not hesitate. The 18-year-old three days from graduation immediately charged, pinning the attacker to the wall before Castillo was fatally shot protecting classmates, witnesses said. As he charged, […]

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One student killed, eight more wounded in shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch allegedly committed by two peers

HIGHLANDS RANCH — One student was killed and eight more were wounded in a shooting Tuesday afternoon at STEM School Highlands Ranch allegedly committed by two of their peers, authorities say. Two shooters, one adult and one juvenile, entered the school just before 2 p.m. and “got deep inside the school and engaged students in […]

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The red flag gun bill is now law in Colorado. But that doesn’t mean all the questions around it are answered.

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday signed the so-called red flag gun bill into law, the most extensive gun-control legislation passed in Colorado since 2013, when a host of measures were approved in the wake of the Aurora theater shooting. While questions around the policy at the Colorado General Assembly might be answered, it doesn’t mean […]