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A caring high school principal or a criminal? A situation in Salida may have national implications.

When Salida High School Principal Talmage Trujillo encountered a student in crisis earlier this year, he followed his playbook.  Trujillo went off looking for the kid for a one-on-one conversation. But Salida police were looking for the teenager too, fearful he had a gun and unsure of his intentions and whereabouts after he threatened to […]

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Denver schools increase safety officers, seek authority to ticket students

After removing police officers from its schools over the past year, Denver Public Schools has increased its own armed patrol unit and is in talks with the city about allowing those officers to issue tickets to students for violations like marijuana possession and fighting. While the district believes the arrangement furthers its goal of reducing […]

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Active shooter drills are part of school life. Can they be done better?

By Caitlyn Kim, CPR News The Lockdown Drill Generation. That’s what 17-year-old Ellie Perlmutter said she’s part of. No, it has nothing to do with the pandemic. It’s the generation of students that have had to participate in active shooter drills at school. Approximately 95% of schools practice what to do in case a shooter […]

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He survived the Columbine massacre. Now Frank DeAngelis is applying the coping lessons he learned to coronavirus.

Two days after two students killed 12 classmates and one teacher inside Columbine High School, Frank DeAngelis was on the verge of empty. He hadn’t eaten in two days. He hadn’t slept. He didn’t think he had anything left to offer his students. But a counselor prodded the then-principal to follow him to an auditorium […]