mass shootings

Nicolais: Sadly, the STEM School shooting will become just another statistic

The sheer volume of mass shootings in America has condemned the victims at STEM to become one more statistic in an ocean of school shootings

Opinion
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Six big takeaways from The Colorado Sun’s forum with Gov. Jared Polis and top state lawmakers

The politicians discussed everything from how to improve Colorado’s vaccination rate to their reactions to the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting and the resignation Sunday of state Rep. Rochelle Galindo

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Jared Polis is learning early on about one of the hardest parts of being governor: serving as the state’s chief mourner

Jared Polis follows Gov. John Hickenlooper and others before him in leading Colorado through tragedy and disaster. He’s found that it’s one of the toughest parts of being the state's chief executive.

Nicolais: Finding hope amid evil thanks to Kendrick Castillo

In the STEM school shooting, Castillo joined a long list of heroes who put themselves between gun violence and the people around them

Opinion
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.

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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