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

The two teens accused in the deadly shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch told authorities the attack was carried out to exact revenge on some of their peers and that they got the weapons they used from a gun safe belonging to one of their parents. One of the alleged shooters told investigators that the […]

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STEM School Highlands Ranch didn’t have school resource deputy because of disagreement with sheriff’s office

No school resource officer was on hand to patrol the hallways of the STEM School Highlands Ranch when Tuesday’s deadly shooting occurred because of a dispute last year between school officials and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Tony Spurlock released details of the clash late Friday afternoon, including documents related to it. In a […]

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

Investigators on Wednesday morning are digging into how the two teenage suspects obtained a pair of handguns they allegedly used Tuesday afternoon in a deadly shooting at a school in Highlands Ranch — weapons neither are old enough to legally purchase themselves. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock declined to go into detail about the firearms […]

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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

“Fight in progress,” the dispatcher’s voice crackled into the patrol car. Officer Clyde Casados slowed to a stop on a quiet neighborhood street in northeast Denver and checked his laptop screen for more detail: students were brawling on a school bus near Xenia Street and East 23rd Avenue. It was 4:33 p.m. on a Thursday, […]