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

The response to a student’s suicidal threat in September has opened a rift between police and Salida Public Schools, highlighting broader questions about the role of law enforcement in K-12 education

Crime and Courts

Denver schools increase safety officers, seek authority to ticket students

Denver Public Schools would no longer have 18 Denver police officers inside schools issuing tickets, but instead have 25 armed patrol officers with that authority.

Education

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

Approximately 95% of schools practice what to do in case a shooter enters their facility. Rep. Ed Perlmutter thinks we should know more about how they affect kids.

Education

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

DeAngelis was the principal of Columbine High School during the 1999 mass shooting there. It prepared him for the trauma of COVID-19.

Education

Boulder Valley School District may scrap its school resource officer program. What replaces it is a question mark.

The BVSD Equity Council, which includes students, is urging the board to redefine police presence in schools.

Education

Drew Litton: The parent trap, Colorado style

Cartoons

STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter sentenced to life in prison after emotional, day-long hearing

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.”

Crime and Courts

Jim Morrissey: The new kid in class

Cartoons

Drew Litton: To send the kids to school … or not

Cartoons

Coronavirus is threatening school safety efforts prompted by STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting

The state legislature is dealing with a decreased budget and limited time for lawmaking, meaning a slate of bills that have yet to pass on school safety are likely at risk

Education

STEM School Highlands Ranch security guard reaches agreement with DA for firing gun, wounding students

Shamson Sundara was not supposed to have a gun on campus. He fired two rounds during the May 7 attack on the school.

Crime and Courts

Republicans put education atop their priority list at the Capitol. We look at 8 of their ideas.

Republican lawmakers unveiled an education agenda that covers school safety, teacher pay, access to higher education and more. Will they be able to garner support from across the aisle?

Education

Colorado’s 2020 legislative session begins this week. Here’s a rundown of 10 issues to watch.

The state legislature’s break-neck pace from 2019 may not return, but expect fierce debates over health care, criminal justice, guns and transportation

Politics and Government

These five bills are designed to make Colorado schools safer. None touches on guns.

Colorado’s School Safety Committee pushed forward legislation that could better address students’ behavioral health needs. Lawmakers left guns out of the conversation largely for the sake of bipartisanship.

Education

STEM School guard who accidentally shot student while trying to stop May attack wasn’t supposed to be armed

The Colorado Sun learned of the school's stipulation to BOSS High Level Security through an open records request. The guard's possession of a gun during the May 7 mass shooting may have violated Douglas County School District policy.

Sun Investigation

Jim Morrissey: School supplies

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Colorado’s trailblazing Safe2Tell system needs significant upgrades, lawmakers say

Police respond to suicidal teens instead of counselors under the current system, which is among the reasons leaders are looking to Utah for ideas on how to improve.

Politics and Government

Should schools and buildings be torn down after mass shootings? Columbine looks to others as it struggles with trespassers

There are countless examples of macabre tourist attractions that have drawn the focus of the curious and the obsessed, or they were razed or remodeled quickly

Education

A breakdown of the 8 issues Colorado lawmakers will study before the 2020 legislative session

The Democratic-led General Assembly is analyzing topics ranging from school safety and college affordability to private prisons and tax breaks

Politics and Government

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 elsewhere

Parents are fiercely protective of STEM School Highlands Ranch and fighting back against a narrative that it was a pressure cooker headed toward violence

Education
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