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