school shootings

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Memorial service planned for Kendrick Castillo, hero in STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting

The last student still hospitalized in last week's school shooting was released from medical care over the weekend

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Jared Polis is learning early on about one of the hardest parts of being governor: serving as the state’s chief mourner

Jared Polis follows Gov. John Hickenlooper and others before him in leading Colorado through tragedy and disaster. He’s found that it’s one of the toughest parts of being the state's chief executive.

Nicolais: Finding hope amid evil thanks to Kendrick Castillo

In the STEM school shooting, Castillo joined a long list of heroes who put themselves between gun violence and the people around them

Opinion
Education Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Hero students like Kendrick Castillo highlight a shift in guidance on how to respond to a school shooting

A majority of school districts have now embraced such an approach of training people to fight back, with experts saying educators need to give staff and students as many options as possible in the worst-case scenario

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Anonymous complaint alleged issues at STEM School months before deadly shooting. Officials say it was uncorroborated.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says it has an open investigation into at least one of the allegations in the complaint, which came in a phone call to a top district official

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado congressman wants to close gap in interstate gun sales law that allowed Florida teen quick access to shotgun

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow has offered legislation that would change federal law to require shotguns and rifles sold to someone from out of state to be shipped to their home state -- just like handguns are.