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.”
Colorado learned the danger of glamorizing shooters. Does lionizing student heroes also carry risks?Jennifer Brown Education Primary category in which blog post is published
The school at the center of Colorado’s latest mass shooting is a refuge for gifted, tech-savvy kids who sometimes didn’t fit in elsewhereChristopher Osher Education Primary category in which blog post is published
“There wasn’t a whole lot that was going through my mind”: Teen called mom while subduing Highlands Ranch school shooterThe Associated Press Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
STEM School Highlands Ranch didn’t have school resource deputy because of disagreement with sheriff’s office
The school and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office clashed at the end of last school year over the duties of its school resource deputy. Ultimately, a contract wasn’t renewed for the 2018-19 term.
Hero students like Kendrick Castillo highlight a shift in guidance on how to respond to a school shooting
A majority of school districts have now embraced such an approach of training people to fight back, with experts saying educators need to give staff and students as many options as possible in the worst-case scenario