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STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting trial in jury’s hands

During closing arguments, prosecutors said the defendant "knew exactly what he was doing," while the defense claimed "there was no plan"

Crime and Courts

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

Jury hears from survivors of STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting

The prosecution called on several staff members and students of the school to walk the jury through the day of the shooting and how it unfolded from their perspective

Crime and Courts

As STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting trial opens, two views of what happened in Room 107

Devon Erickson is accused of killing classmate Kendrick Castillo. Eight others were injured in the May 2019 attack.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: “There was another shooting last night.” What will it take not to hear those words?

The fear that families feel that their loved ones could be next is very real, and it has to stop; we have no time to waste.

Opinion Columns

Where did they get the guns? A comprehensive look at Colorado’s history of public gun violence.

After the shooting at a Boulder King Soopers, The Colorado Sun researched the guns involved in the state’s long history with mass murder and school threats.

Crime and Courts

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

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

Prosecutors won’t seek death penalty against older of two suspected STEM School Highlands Ranch shooters

In a court filing on Thursday, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler did not explain the decision not to seek capital punishment for Devon Erickson

Crime and Courts

16-year-old STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect pleads guilty

Alec McKinney, 16, pleaded guilty to 17 felonies, including first-degree murder, under a plea deal

Crime and Courts

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

Conservative Colorado radio show canceled after host’s “you wish for a nice school shooting” comment

Chuck Bonniwell from the show “Chuck & Julie” was complaining Tuesday about an abundance of media coverage on the impeachment of President Donald Trump

News

Secret Service study: Most school shooters were badly bullied, showed warning signs

Research could help train school officials and law enforcement on how to better identify students who may be planning an attack

Crime and Courts

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

What’d I Miss?: Young enough to change (the world)

Cartoons

Teen should be tried for STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting, judge says

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

New evidence revealed on first day of preliminary hearing

Crime and Courts

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

Cartoons

Crisanta Duran: “Never again” must be more than just words

Opinion Columns
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