mass shootings

Education 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.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Anonymous complaint alleged issues at STEM School months before deadly shooting. Officials say it was uncorroborated.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says it has an open investigation into at least one of the allegations in the complaint, which came in a phone call to a top district official

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado congressman wants to close gap in interstate gun sales law that allowed Florida teen quick access to shotgun

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow has offered legislation that would change federal law to require shotguns and rifles sold to someone from out of state to be shipped to their home state -- just like handguns are.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

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 Primary category in which blog post is published

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

At least one person was killed and eight students were wounded in a shooting Tuesday afternoon at STEM School Highlands Ranch allegedly committed by two of their peers, authorities say.