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Second STEM School Highlands Ranch gunman sentenced to life in prison without parole

Devon Erickson, 20, was convicted of first-degree murder earlier this summer for his role in the May 7, 2019, shooting

Crime and Courts

“The majority of what I said wasn’t truthful,” convicted STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter testifies

Crime and Courts

Teen victim pleaded with STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter to stop his attack, testimony reveals

Prosecutors have called on nearly 20 people who were in the room the day of the 2019 attack to tell the jury what they remember

Crime and Courts

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

Drew Litton: Tune this out

Cartoons

Evidence laid out against 19-year-old STEM school shooting suspect

New evidence revealed on first day of preliminary hearing

Crime and Courts

Shootings and shock value: Hoodies, video use similar tactics — including invoking Columbine massacre

Both used shock value to make a point about gun violence — and both are dealing with different levels of reaction, some positive and, in the case of the fashion show, a lot of it negative

News

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

Life in Americas’ public-shooting-era: “You can’t just not go”

Colorado has seen its share of public mass shootings, from the 2012 Aurora theater shooting to a 2015 attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs

News

Revenge prompted deadly STEM School shooting, unsealed documents say; security guard accidentally wounded student

The alleged shooters entered the Douglas County charter school through a door where they knew handguns and rifle they carried would not be detected, documents say

Crime and Courts

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.

Education

Highlands Ranch school shooting suspects were too young to purchase handguns used in deadly attack

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said federal agents are working with his investigators to determine how the suspects procured their weapons. He said that Colorado's new red flag likely wouldn't have applied.

Crime and Courts

A fight on a school bus, a knife in a backpack, suicide tips from Safe2Tell: The post-Columbine world of school safety runs 24/7

“We save lives on a daily basis,” said Ellen Kelty, Denver Public Schools director of student equity and opportunity

Education