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16 Famous Actors & Actresses Who Went to School in Colorado  OutThere Colorado

Tom Cruise, Kevin Costner, and Oprah Winfrey may own homes in Colorado, but there are a number of other actors with much deeper ties to the Centennial.



Littleton Public Schools board to address Arapahoe High concerns  FOX 31 Denver

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. - The Littleton Public Schools Board of Education addressed concerns about leadership at Arapahoe High School during its regular ...



Four vie for two seats on Littleton school board  Centennial Citizen

Four candidates are running for the two seats up for grabs this fall on Littleton Public Schools' five-member Board of Education. Board secretary Robert ...



Anonymous group’s Arapahoe High survey shows concern about school’s climate, but no clear call for new principal  The Denver Post

A survey that attempted to gauge public opinion about Arapahoe High School in the wake of tragedy and bad press found broad concern about the Centennial ...



Parents asking for change in leadership at Arapahoe High School  FOX 31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- Parents are calling for drastic changes at Arapahoe High School in Littleton after a string of student suicides and the recent arrests of two ...



Arapahoe High School community packs meeting to discuss school’s leadership  FOX 31 Denver

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. - Parents, students, teachers and more packed Arapahoe High School Thursday night to talk about the school's leadership.



School board hosts public hearing on Arapahoe High School  9News.com KUSA

The Arapahoe High School Community Coalition claims there is an eroding school culture since the 2013 shooting of Claire Davis.



Group pushing for Arapahoe High School principal to be replaced  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -- The Arapahoe High School community is divided on whether the school's principal should remain or be replaced. Principal Natalie Pramenko has ...



Arapahoe High Controversy: Murder, Suicides, Arrests, Rallies and Tears  Westword

From the outside, Arapahoe High School looks like a typical educational facility. But beneath the surface, tension over a series of high-profile incidents — a fatal ...



Decades-old Arapahoe High School yearbook photos show students wearing KKK-like hoods  The Denver Post

Photos in decades-old Arapahoe High School yearbooks show students wearing hoods that resemble those of the Ku Klux Klan, the latest revelation in a ...



Arapahoe High tragedy spurred change, officials and parents say  Littleton Independent

In the five years since shots rang out in the halls of Arapahoe High School, Littleton Public Schools has made strides toward cultivating an environment of health ...



Group calls for firing of Arapahoe High principal, but district officials offer support for Pramenko  Centennial Citizen

An anonymous group is calling for the firing of Arapahoe High School Principal Natalie Pramenko amid what it calls a destructive culture at the school. Calling ...



CSU won't punish students who wore blackface in photo shared on social media, citing First Amendment  The Denver Post

Colorado State University officials say a photo circulating on social media showing students posing in blackface does not violate university rules or regulations ...



Arapahoe High School teacher charged, accused of sexually assaulting student  FOX 31 Denver

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- A teacher at Arapahoe High School has been charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of ...



Arapahoe High School teacher accused of assaulting student  The Denver Channel

A 24-year-old Spanish teacher at Arapahoe High School is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student and has been placed on administrative leave.



“It’s just heartbreaking”: Arapahoe High School cancels classes in wake of second student death in three days  The Denver Post

Two seniors at Arapahoe High School in Centennial died three days apart this past week, sending mental health workers and counselors onto a campus still ...



Arapahoe High School parents share concerns after 2 student deaths  FOX 31 Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- The administration at Arapahoe High School canceled classes this week after two students took their own lives. The community has dealt ...



5 Years After Claire Davis Died In A School Shooting, Improvements Seen In Threat Prevention, But Gaps Remain  Colorado Public Radio

Five years ago, violence shattered Arapahoe High School. Senior Claire Davis was shot by a fellow student who'd made threats before. After her death, Davis' ...



“He seemed to have it all”: Arapahoe High School senior's suicide rattles emotionally fatigued, frightened community  The Colorado Sun

Nick Bales was a kid with enough swagger to pull off a blue velvet blazer for his senior photos, a guy who started his own line of hoodies and artistic T-shirts as a ...



Football Game Cancelled to Honor Arapahoe HS Players Death  Patch.com

Football Game Cancelled After AHS Player's Death - Littleton, CO - Out of respect for players on the varsity team, coaches cancelled a game versus rivals Cherry ...



List: Colorado school shootings since Columbine  The Denver Post

A list of all the school shootings that have occurred in the 20 years since the Columbine High School massacre.



LPS students head back to school: 5 things to know  Littleton Independent

Wrap up that back-to-school shopping, because classes start at Littleton Public Schools on Aug. 16. Here are five things to know before the first bell rings.



U.S. News Best High Schools 2019: Littleton Schools Make List  Patch.com

Littleton Makes Top U.S. News High Schools 2019 - Littleton, CO - U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best High Schools list Tuesday. Here's how ...



Mom has message for students after son's suicide  The Denver Channel

Maria Bales cheered on her son's Arapahoe Warriors, then delivered a powerful message at halftime.



Arapahoe High School shooting: Gunman intended to harm many at school  Denver Post

CENTENNIAL — Karl Pierson's attack at Arapahoe High School lasted just 80 seconds — enough time to shatter Claire Davis' life and leave hundreds of other ...



Arapahoe grads look ahead to bright future  Centennial Citizen

With many students draped in honors sashes, the Arapahoe High School class of 2018 stepped into adult life on May 24 with high prospects. The class snagged ...



'Here We Are Again.' Juvenile Female, Adult Male in Custody After Shooting at K-12 School in Denver Suburb  TIME

One student was killed and eight others were wounded when two shooters opened fire at a K-12 school outside Denver on Tuesday. The suspects, a juvenile ...



Arapahoe teacher arrested on charge of sex assault of student  Littleton Independent

A teacher at Arapahoe High School in Centennial turned himself in at the Arapahoe County Jail on Jan. 25 on suspicion of sexually assaulting a student five ...



Report: Three major failures made before deadly Arapahoe High School shooting  FOX31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- A report into the shooting at Arapahoe High School that killed 17-year-old Claire Davis cited three major failures with the school ...



What Littleton Learned  Popular Mechanics

In Littleton, Colorado, where two deadly school shootings occurred fourteen years apart but within just a few miles, the school district is a study in preparedness, ...



Since Columbine, Colorado schools see increase in lockdowns as students report more possible threats  The Denver Post

False alarms leading to lockdowns are an increasingly common scenario across Colorado as students raised in an era of mass shootings are attuned to any ...



Authorities investigating bank robbery in Centennial  FOX 31 Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Agents with the FBI are leading an investigation into a bank robbery near the Streets at SouthGlenn shopping center in Centennial.



Report: School clashed with investigators after Arapahoe shooting  The Denver Post

Arapahoe High School officials and district leaders clashed with law enforcement working to gather information about the student who killed 17-year-old Claire ...



Two student suicides in two days, both following social media posts, leave Littleton community seeking answers  The Denver Post

Three student suicides this week – two of them in the Littleton School District -- have teenagers, parents and school officials searching for answers amid a spike ...



For Littleton Public Schools, security evolves  Littleton Independent

Littleton Public Schools is often recognized as a national leader in school security, says Guy Grace, the district's director of security and emergency planning.



After another school shooting, Colorado residents fear it’s now a magnet for those obsessed with Columbine  Washington Post

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Tina Galterio had already bought her 7-year-old first-grader a bulletproof backpack to take to school. But after a shooting here ...



Arapahoe High School shooting victim dies  CNN

Claire Davis, the 17-year-old high school senior who was shot last week by a classmate at their Colorado school, died Saturday, the hospital said.



After son's suicide, parents of Colorado teen share his struggles and message of awareness  The Denver Channel

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- A newly released report is calling youth suicides in Colorado a public health crisis. As the state releases alarming new ...



Decades-old CU Boulder yearbook photos show students in blackface and Nazi garb  Boulder Daily Camera

Several University of Colorado yearbooks from the 1960s reviewed by the Denver Post show photos of students in blackface and wearing Nazi garb. One photo ...



Three students die by suicide in three days  9NEWS.com

Instead of a time for friends, classes and hanging out, for some students this is a time of grief.



11 well-known actors who went to high school in Colorado  Colorado Springs Gazette

1. Amy Adams - Adams, who's been nominated for an Academy Award six times, grew up in Castle Rock and is a graduate of Douglas County High School.



Colorados Quick Response to School Threat Was Well-Rehearsed  Patch.com

Fast Response to School Threat Is Well-Rehearsed - Denver, CO - Anonymous tips lines and flow of information between law enforcement agencies developed ...



Warrants show scope of Arapahoe High School shooting investigation  The Denver Post

Days before Karl Pierson carried out his months-long plan to “shoot up” Arapahoe High School, he showed his friend photos of the 2012 elementary school ...



Colorado teacher arrested for sexual assault on a child  KKTV 11 News

A teacher is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a student five years ago.



Colorado is scarred by 2 decades of mass shootings  CNN

Once again, gunfire erupted in a Colorado school, this time leaving one student dead and eight others wounded. The carnage occurred miles from Columbine ...



Police: Arapahoe, Colorado high school shooter Karl Pierson detailed revenge plot in diary  CBS News

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Karl Pierson, the 18-year-old who fatally shot a classmate and killed himself at a Colorado high school last December,wrote in a diary of ...



Twenty years after Columbine, Colorado schools are assessing an astonishing number of student threats  The Colorado Sun

A Colorado Sun investigation to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Columbine shooting found the number of threat assessments at Colorado school districts ...



Colorado father of teenage Arapahoe killer publishes obituary one year after murder  New York Daily News

The father of a Colorado teen that killed a classmate asked for his son to be remembered as a person "who lost his way for a moment" on the same day a vigil ...



50 Colorado Public High Schools With The Best Teachers For 2019  Patch.com

50 Colorado Public High Schools With Top Teachers - Denver, CO - Need to know who the best teachers in Colorado are? Here's a ranking for the top 50 ...



20 years later: Experts share school safety lessons post-Columbine  CU Boulder Today

Twenty years after two teenage gunmen fatally shot 12 students and one teacher at Columbine High School, researchers suggest such incidents are ...



Family of Claire Davis will agree not to sue if school district comes clean about daughter’s death  FOX31 Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- If Littleton Public Schools makes public everything it knows about the 2013 murder of student Claire Davis, the victim's family will agree ...



Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock gets new name, hefty donation  Littleton Independent

Arapahoe Community College's Collaboration Campus project has a new name, and one that came with a hefty and historical donation. ACC has received $10 ...



Student deaths inspire suicide prevention conversation in Colorado communities  The Denver Post

Following two student deaths in two days at the start of the school year, one of a junior at Arapahoe and the other an eighth-grader at nearby Powell Middle ...



Arapahoe H.S. security guard raises new accusations against school  FOX31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- After first speaking to FOX31 Denver last week, Christina Kolk Monday addressed other media saying she hoped to hold school ...



SAT scores are slightly down in Colorado. Find your school's 2019 results  Chalkbeat Colorado

More than half of Colorado's high schools recorded lower SAT scores last spring when compared with the past year, according to data released Thursday.



Mike Campbell, one of Class 5A football’s longest tenured coaches, steps down from Arapahoe  The Denver Post

Mike Campbell grew up in Littleton. He starred on the line for Arapahoe in the late 1980s. And he's been coaching the Warriors for 22 years, first as an assistant ...



Thousands of Colorado students walk out of class with a gun-control message for politicians  The Denver Post

Colorado students as young as 8 years old briefly put aside their classroom worries Wednesday and walked out of their schools to protest the gun violence that ...



Mile High Hook & Ladder Fire Muster a Father's Day must  The Villager

CONTRIBUTED MILE HIGH HOOK & LADDER. Littleton, CO – Fans of fire trucks and first responders are invited to the 34th annual Mile High Hook & Ladder ...



Mark Pierson speaks about son Karl and shooting at Arapahoe High  The Denver Post

WATCH: Mark Pierson talks about his son, Karl. A small blue box that holds a portion of his son's ashes rests on Mark Pierson's shelf alongside several photos ...



Karl Pierson's parents: We're devastated by Arapahoe High shooting  Westword

The Friday attack on Arapahoe High School continues to reverberate not just across the Denver area but nationally, thanks to coverage from major media outlets ...



I always knew this would happen. STEM Families Not Surprised  Patch.com

STEM Families Not Surprised About Shooting - Littleton, CO - "I always knew. I live close to Columbine. I always knew this would happen," a student said.



For Colorado high school football programs, the summer grind is crucial to autumn success  The Denver Post

Behind the players wearing sweat-soaked grey shirts that proclaim EARN IT, head coach Mike Campbell revs up his guys while music blares and reminders of ...



Man arrested for grabbing teen girls' buttocks near Arapahoe High School, sheriff's office says  The Denver Channel

LITTLETON, Colo. – A Denver man is facing a number of sexual assault charges for grabbing the buttocks of teen girls near Arapahoe High School, according to ...



Juvenile found dead at Mark Twain Elementary  Littleton Independent

A juvenile died of an apparent suicide that occurred on Mark Twain Elementary schoolgrounds at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, Arapahoe County officials said ...



Offline October: Littleton students organize social media blackout after teen suicides  The Denver Post

About 150 students have kicked off a month-long social media blackout Oct. 1 by erasing Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the rest from their screens.



How one hospital's staff works to heal after STEM School shooting  9News.com KUSA

Littleton Adventist Hospital took five patients from the STEM School shooting Tuesday.



Tack Shack closure a sad turn for horse community  Littleton Independent

Littleton's beloved horse supply store has ridden into the sunset. The Tack Shack, which for decades supplied equestrians at Littleton Boulevard and Datura ...



Q&A with Scott Siegfried, Cherry Creek School District superintendent  Centennial Citizen

At the helm of one of the largest school districts in the state is Scott Siegfried, a superintendent who is pushing to “meet students where they are,” he says.



Arapahoe High Security Guard's Facebook Post Rips Administrators Regarding Tragic Shooting  Westword

Last December, as we reported at the time, Arapahoe High School student Claire Davis was shot and killed by a fellow student, Karl Pierson, before he took his ...



Meet Franceen Thompson, school board candidate  Highlands Ranch Herald

The May 7 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch led Franceen Thompson to run for a seat as Douglas County School Board director for District C, which ...



Two decades, three mass shootings: A South Metro fire chief says his pledge to the community is evolving  9News.com KUSA

South Metro District Chief Jeff Tasker has had twenty years to process school shootings as a father, after responding to three himself, including at STEM School ...



Farmers market pops up in former Centennial Albertsons lot  Centennial Citizen

Against the backdrop of a bare, once well-known storefront, canopy stands bearing phrases like “Palisade Peaches” and “Todd's Heirloom Tomatoes and ...



School Administrators Unsure How To Protect Students Under New Law  Colorado Public Radio

After 17-year-old Claire Davis was murdered by a classmate at a Denver-area high school in December 2013, numerous investigations pointed to deficiencies in ...



Arapahoe County Justice Center phone numbers changed  The Villager

CONTRIBUTED BY COLORADO JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT. Phone numbers for the District Court, County Court, clerk of court and court administration at the ...



Colorado teenagers take pledges to stay off social media in October  9NEWS.com

Teenagers in Europe, Asia and America - including Colorado - are pledging to delete all social media apps on their phones for one month. "Social media really ...



‘Supergirl’ Star Melissa Benoist Says Colorado Shaped Her  CBS Local

LOS ANGELES (CBS4) – The actress who stars in the CBS show “Supergirl” says learning her trade in Colorado has been the key to her success in the ...



Do schools have enough mental health resources?  9News.com KUSA

In wake of recent school shootings across the country, 9Wants to Know analyzed data to determine which schools have enough mental health resources.



World-renowned Craig Hospital gets another annual Push  The Villager

Craig Hospital CEO and President Jandel Allen-Davis, M.D., Judy and Charlie McNeil, PUSH co-chairs and Mary Feller, Executive Director of Craig Foundation.



On eve of Columbine shooting anniversary, Vote for Our Lives rally at Clement Park seeks school safety, end to gun violence  The Denver Post

A group of diverse high school students and youngsters from around the country, with a common bond of gun violence in their lives, rallied in Clement Park, near ...



The Importance of Coordinated Communications  Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine

Educators are challenged with not only educating children but also guiding them safely into successful adulthood.



Former Safeway sold; future of Albertsons space unclear  Centennial Citizen

The depressing look of a bare storefront where a well-known logo once sat has become a common sight in the Denver metro suburbs, even amid a strong ...



Council urged to let new sheriff do his job for Centennial  The Villager

BY DORIS B. TRUHLAR GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER. A Centennial citizen Monday night urged the city council to give Arapahoe County's newly elected ...



Why Is Ed McCaffrey Coaching High School Football?  5280 | The Denver Magazine

Can an ex-Bronco repair the off-the-field reputation of Colorado's most dominant high school football team? By Spencer Campbell | 5280 September 2018.



Tyler Sale named 2004 Gold Helmet Award winner  The Denver Post

LITTLETON — It turns out to be true. Everyone is for Sale. A 17-year-old at Arapahoe High School, Tyler L. Sale is big in Littleton. But not too big. “You just don't ...



Students in Littleton Public Schools get new start times  Centennial Citizen

Students at Littleton Public Schools should be able to rest a little easier this fall, after the district approved a plan to juggle what time of day different grade levels ...



Teen Bullying Suicide Awareness: HS Students Plan Walkout  Patch.com

Students Plan Walkout To Bring Suicide Awareness - Denver, CO - Friends of Cherry Creek HS freshman Jack Padilla, who committed suicide after being bullied ...



Bill Clinton: Hope, on 20th anniversary of Columbine, of reversing the political polarization surrounding guns  The Denver Post

I still remember my first reaction to the news of the terrible shooting at Columbine, which was to utter what would become in the years to follow an awful refrain: ...



Program hopes to spark fun, business at Centennial shopping centers  Centennial Citizen

Neighborhood shopping center patrons found themselves running into a barbecue-and-blues concert and, in the coming months, might stumble onto events ...



Walcher looks back on tenure as Arapahoe County sheriff  Englewood Herald

In a county where Republicans refer to their officeholders as the “Arapahoe County fab five,” Sheriff David Walcher's exit was unexpected. A long era of ...



20 years after Columbine shooting, little has been accomplished on gun control  The Denver Post

Few gun control measures have been passed at the federal level since the Columbine massacre in Jefferson County 20 years ago. And state gun control laws ...



Littleton Teens Survive And Thrive Without Social Media  Patch.com

Littleton Teens Survive And Thrive Without Phones - Littleton, CO - 'Offline October' a hit for teens to honor two local students who committed suicide this year.



For him, 'every day is a big day'  Littleton Independent

It was meaningful when Steve Haggerty stepped to the tee during the MCPH Celebrity Golf Classic, which was held July 24 at The Ridge at Castle Pines North.



Fairview rolls by Arapahoe to remain one of three 5A undefeateds  The Denver Post

Quarterback Jake Willemsen threw five first-half touchdown passes en route to a 48-7 rout of Arapahoe.



School Shootings List in Twenty Years Since Columbine: 240 and Counting  Westword

Twenty years ago tomorrow, on April 20, 1999, two seniors at Columbine High School killed twelve students and a teacher before taking their own lives in an ...



BARBWIRE BOB – Ramblin' around the corral with Bob Sweeney  The Villager

I see from the pages of my old newspaper, The Craig Daily Press, that the annual horse drive has occurred, bringing the horse herd from winter pasture in famed ...



Construction picking up on west Belleview  Englewood Herald

Construction is picking up along Belleview Avenue west of the South Platte River. The Centennial Square shopping center, across Belleview from Home Depot ...



Denver sheriff K-9 Taylor retires after 7 years  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -- The Denver Sheriff Department's K-9 Taylor retired Wednesday after nearly seven years. Taylor joined the department as a partner for deputy Patrick ...



Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's legacy as he leaves office  The Denver Post

During the final weeks of the vitriolic 2018 election, Gov. John Hickenlooper offered some affable advice to a group of a few dozen Coloradans who had ...



Colorado high schools aren't sending many students to top colleges, report finds  The Colorado Independent

Most Colorado high schools aren't sending their graduates to the nation's highest ranked colleges and universities, a new report finds. Only 4 percent of high ...



'Every threat counts': A Columbine High School security officer prepares for the worst  The Independent

Before the call came, John McDonald had finished his breakfast of Diet 7Up, put on his uniform and tucked his Smith & Wesson into its waistline holster.



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