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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.



“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 ...



Arapahoe High tragedy spurred change, officials and parents say  Highlands Ranch Herald

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 ...



“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 ...



Former Arapahoe student: 'I definitely believe that Claire is around'  Littleton Independent

Erica Blair was just 17 years old and a high school senior, but outside the public eye, she felt like she was doing damage control. “I know that was impossible for ...



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

A roundtable hosted by Littleton Public Schools and a this week's roundtable and a symposium at the University of Northern Colorado shed light on the strides ...



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 ...



Mother of LPS students recalls 'terrifying situation' five years ago  Littleton Independent

My three daughters and I moved to Littleton from Northglenn in 2013, the year of the Arapahoe High School shooting. My oldest daughter, Izzy, started fifth grade ...



For Arapahoe, not playing was right move  Littleton Independent

Arapahoe High School officials made a tough decision last week. But it was the right call to forfeit the school's football game against rival Cherry Creek after the ...



A 'surreal' celebration for Warriors  Littleton Independent

A large group of Arapahoe High School students and supporters gathered at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Nov. 9 with hopes that the boys soccer team could ...



School district focuses on mental health 5 years after fatal shooting, recent suicides  9News.com KUSA

Five years after the deadly shooting of Claire Davis at Arapahoe High School and in the wake of several recent student suicides, Littleton Public Schools hosted ...



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, ...



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 ...



16 educators honored at teacher appreciation dinner  Littleton Independent

High school seniors honored educators who left a lasting impression on their lives. Sixteen teachers, coaches and other educators were honored April 11 at the ...



Arapahoe HS shooting report lists many errors  The Denver Channel

Investigators who looked into the deadly shooting at Arapahoe High School say "many small errors" were made and there were "many missed opportunities" to ...



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 ...



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 ...



Arapahoe High School Reports Offer Many Lessons For Colorado Schools  Colorado Public Radio

Arapahoe High School students walk together in January 2014, during a lunch break on the first day of classes since a fatal Dec. 13 shooting on campus, ...



Florida Shootings: Colo. Research May Help Prevent More Tragedies  Patch.com

Colo. Research May Help Prevent More School Deaths - Boulder, CO - A study by CU's Center for the Prevention and Study of Violence helps teach schools the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Lawmakers discuss Arapahoe HS shooting report  The Denver Channel

State lawmakers held a committee hearing on Friday to discuss the findings of the Arapahoe High School shooting report.



Claire Davis dies from injuries in Arapahoe High School shooting  Denver Post

Claire Davis, the 17-year-old who was shot in the head during the Dec. 13 shooting at Arapahoe High School, died Saturday afternoon with her family at her side ...



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.



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 ...



Claire Davis' parents want arbiter investigation into shooting at Arapahoe High School  The Denver Channel

The family of a girl shot and killed at Arapahoe High is asking the school district for an arbiter's investigation.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Eagles edge Warriors in trophy game  Centennial Citizen

The Sept. 7 Arapahoe-Heritage game was everything a rivalry contest should be, with both teams making amazing offensive efforts and tough defensive plays.



New threat written on wall at Arapahoe High; parents alerted after report  FOX31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- On the eve of the anniversary of the Arapahoe High School shooting, sources at the school tell FOX31 Denver about a new threat written on ...



Ready to vote? Here's what you need to do in Arapahoe County  Littleton Independent

Ballots are scheduled to arrive in mailboxes by Oct. 19 to all active registered voters, and here's how you can get squared away to have a smooth voting ...



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.



Deep-rooted friendship among journalists: Bangert, Luhm, Rubin went back to Arapahoe High, UNC  Greeley Tribune

Former Greeley Tribune Editor Randy Bangert is surrounded by family after winning Newspaper Person of the Year at the Colorado Press Association ...



Student deaths inspire suicide prevention conversation in Colorado communities  Canon City Daily Record

Suicide Prevention Resources. Colorado Crisis Line: 1-844-493-8255, coloradocrisisservices.org. Chat online or text TALK to 38255. Mental Health First Aid: ...



Everything you need to know for Saturday’s March For Our Lives in Denver  The Denver Post

Denver is one of 800 cities holding sister events as part of the March For Our Lives. If you plan to attend, here's what you need to know.



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 ...



Arapahoe sheriff holds school safety talk with Sessions  Littleton Independent

When it comes to responding to shootings, Arapahoe County Sheriff David Walcher has more experience than most. Walcher was a natural choice to meet with ...



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 ...



Colorado father of teenage Arapahoe killer publishes obituary one year after murder - NY Daily News  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 ...



Police: Arapahoe HS shooter 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 ...



Sensationalism and school shootings: The case of Sienna Johnson and Brooke Higgins  DU Clarion

FROM LATE DECEMBER 2016 INTO January of the New Year, Denver media was bombarded with a sensationalist story the likes of which has become all too ...



My Name Is... Sara Harper  Highlands Ranch Herald

About me I was born in Bend, Oregon and raised in Colorado since 1967. We lived in a small town and my father wanted to be in the city. I graduated from ...



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 ...



Vote for Our Lives Organizers Release List of Speakers for April 19 Rally Near Columbine  Westword

Vote for Our Lives is designed to sign people up to vote and educate them on gun issues and school safety. The first rally in Colorado takes place on Thursday, ...



Primary election open to unaffiliated voters in Arapahoe County  Littleton Independent

Unaffiliated voters can now participate in the June 26 primary election, which will choose which Republican and Democratic candidates move forward to the ...



New document reveals details about Arapahoe H.S. shooter’s threat assessment  FOX31 Denver

DENVER -- FOX31 Denver obtained new documents related to last December's deadly shooting at Arapahoe High School in Littleton. It's our first look at the ...



Man suspected of sexual assault near school arrested  Centennial Citizen

A Denver man was arrested in the area of Arapahoe High School in Centennial after a month in which multiple reports told authorities a man was making ...



New Englewood football coach a familiar face in area  Englewood Herald

Mike Campbell was the center of attention Jan. 17 when Englewood High School officials held a meeting and introduced him as the new head football coach.



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 ...



Legend High School 10th Annual Art & Craft Fair  Centennial Citizen

Please join us for Legend High Schools 10th Annual Art & Craft Fair, featuring 100+ local crafters and artisans. Shop for handcrafted jewelry, pottery or knits and ...



Here Are The Top High Schools In Colorado: 2018 US News Report  Patch.com

Here Are The Top High Schools In Colorado - Boulder, CO - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country. See how CO ...



Arapahoe High School officials mum on threat level posed by shooter  Denver Post

Five of the state's largest school districts have investigated more than 400 threats by students this school year and put 40 of them at the highest levels of concern, ...



Former Valor football coach excited about his new job  Castle Rock Newspress

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes ...



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

A bill that took effect July 1 establishes civil liability for school districts that fail to prevent violence on campus or at district activities. But experts say vague ...



In inaugural season, U.S. Soccer’s Girls Development Academy’s impact on high school players is causing a divide  The Denver Post

As a result of the launch of the Girls Development Academy, which is in the midst of its inaugural season, over 70 more of the best varsity players throughout ...



Arapahoe High Students Upset Security Officer Was Let Go  CBS Local

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – As the 2,100 students at Arapahoe High School return to school on Tuesday, they will not see a familiar adult face in their ...



School-Security Companies Are Thriving in the Era of Mass Shootings  The Atlantic

A multibillion-dollar industry is pushing an array of expensive technologies with the message that any campus could be next.



How High School Journalists Covered Classmates' Suicides In Grand Junction  Colorado Public Radio

A student reporter and her faculty adviser had to consider the possibility of copycat suicides as they decided how the Grand Junction High School paper would ...



Santa Fe High students return to site of deadly Texas shooting with more security  USA TODAY

SANTA FE, Texas – When students return to school at Santa Fe High on Monday, they'll notice a bevy of security upgrades, including new metal detectors, more ...



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.



Some of them aren’t old enough to drive or vote. But after school shootings and walkouts, these Colorado student activists are now aiming to change laws  The Denver Post

Colorado students are now turning their attention to changing laws to better protect themselves and others against another mass school shooting. This after ...



Beloved Greeley Tribune editor Randy Bangert dies after battle with cancer  The Denver Post

Terry Frei, Greeley Tribune. The Greeley Tribune newsroom was somber Wednesday morning. A few eyes were wet. Alumni staffers visited, exchanging hugs ...



Providers of low-income help say they need help  Englewood Herald

A staple of low-income assistance for families in the south metro area says if things don't change soon, it may have to make large cuts to its operation.



Live Blog: Denver's March For Our Lives rally speeches  9News.com KUSA

This is a live blog of the events at Denver's downtown March For Our Lives rally. Refresh this page regularly for updates. 4:51 p.m.: The march is over. 3:52 p.m.: ...



Man sentenced to 16 years for stabbing death in Englewood  Littleton Independent

The formerly homeless Englewood man accused of stabbing a Highlands Ranch real-estate agent pleaded guilty to second-degree murder July 13, according to ...



Guard: Concerns ignored before school shooting at Arapahoe High School  The Denver Channel

A security guard at Arapahoe High School says safety problems persist at the school after a deadly shooting.



Father of Colo. shooter questions son's discipline by teacher  USA TODAY

The father of the Colorado high school debater who critically wounded a classmate before killing himself said Monday that the debate coach needed to explain ...



‘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 ...



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.



It's all about kicks and sticks  Centennial Citizen

Adam Hangland has learned to balance being a two-sport athlete. The Arapahoe senior is currently a valuable member of the Warriors' soccer team, but his ...



Democrats in Colorado Legislature stop three gun bills  Lakewood Sentinel

Three gun-related proposals — one propelled by a former Columbine High School student — in the state Legislature hit a wall the week after a shooting at a ...



American Museum of Western Art is one of Colorado's treasures  Littleton Independent

A visit to the American Museum of Western Art at 1727 Tremont Place in Denver is a pleasant excursion for area art lovers — as well as a good spot to take ...



Cameras, door locks, a bucket of kitty litter for when active-shooter drills go on too long now standard Colorado classroom security equipment  The Denver Post

Pomona High School social studies teacher Dale Munholland teaches students in his American history class in which students learned about the freedom riders, ...



Weld County Tributes for May 13  Greeley Tribune

Randall Scott BangertSept. 7, 1954-May 9, 2018Age: 63Residence: EatonRandall Scott Bangert, 63, died peacefully with his family at his side Wednesday, May ...



A renewed gun control debate flares across Colorado as Democrats look to reject three GOP efforts to loosen firearm restrictions  The Denver Post

Democrats on Wednesday were poised to reject three Republican bills to loosen restrictions on guns as the renewed national debate about firearms sparked by ...



Parkland to Columbine School Shootings List  Westword

Reporters and anchors covering yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, frequently mentioned the disturbing ...



Colorado House District 3 candidate Q&A  The Denver Post

The Colorado House District 3 race features Republican Toren Mushovic and Democrat Jeff Bridges.



Artist Phyllis Vandehaar to Lead Workshop on "Playful Watercolor and Ink"  Prime Time News

On February 4, artist Phyllis Vandehaar, who created this water media painting, will teach Heritage workshop participants how to use watercolor and ink to ...



New law will make Colorado schools liable for violence  The Denver Post

DENVER (AP) — Legislation to allow lawsuits against Colorado schools when there are shootings or other violence was signed into law Wednesday by Gov.



America’s Unending Tragedy  The Atlantic

Two decades after Columbine, Americans remain split as to whether guns are dangerous or essential—and the school shootings continue.



School shootings in the US keep happening again and again and again  CNN

A long list of shootings at elementary, middle and high schools that have resulted in fatalities in the last 20 years.



Q&A with state Rep. Jeff Bridges  Englewood Herald

Jeff Bridges, a consultant who lives in Greenwood Village, is the representative for state House District 3. That area encompasses Englewood, Sheridan, Cherry ...



Castle Rock Home & Holiday Show  Littleton Independent

This event showcases products like energy savings windows, vr glasses, leafguard, hoverboards, heat depot, pillows, shoe tub, custom fountains & much more ...



Former Colleagues Of ‘Supergirl’ In Littleton Remember Melissa Benoist Having ‘Natural Talent’  CBS Local

LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – Long before she was the bulletproof Kara Danvers, Melissa Benoist was a member of the Von Trapp family in a local production of ...



Claire Davis’ Parents Emotional In Support In School Liability Bill  CBS Local

DENVER (AP) – Rocked by deadly school violence, Colorado lawmakers from both parties signed off Monday on a bill to make public school districts liable for ...



After Gun Groups Spend Big, Dozens Of Gun Control Advocates Head To U.S. House  KUNC

Gun violence prevention groups launched a multi-million dollar campaign to elect pro-gun control candidates across the country during this year's midterms.



No. 30 Fossil Ridge’s dream run continues to semis  The Coloradoan

Fossil Ridge boys soccer team pulls third playoff upset to advance to Class 5A semifinals.



First Centennial home gets 'crazy fast' fiber internet  Centennial Citizen

At the first house in Centennial to receive fiber-optic internet from Ting, a provider spreading *service* across neighborhoods in south part of the city, Isaac ...



Q&A with Steve Hess, of Panorama Wellness and Sports Institute  Highlands Ranch Herald

Meet Steve Hess, the chief performance operator at Panorama Wellness and Sports Institute, 1060 Plaza Drive, in Highlands Ranch. Prior to his current role, ...



Littleton native Jessica Lebel comes home to KDVR-Channel 31 and KWGN-Channel 2  The Denver Post

Meteorologist Jessica Lebel, a Littleton native who has worked on TV in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs, has come back to the metro area for a job at ...



Centennial council splits vote, likely will permit car dealer on Arapahoe Road  The Villager

BY DORIS B. TRUHLAR GOVERNMENTAL REPORTER. On a 5-4 vote Aug. 13, the Centennial City Council in a special meeting approved an ordinance that ...



Find your 2017 PARCC scores Colorado in our database  Chalkbeat Colorado

In this searchable database, you can find your Colorado PARCC scores for the 2017 tests. These results are from PARCC testing in Colorado. The scores from ...



Colorado school shooting victim, 17, DIES eight days after she was gunned down by schoolmate  Daily Mail

The 17-year-old Colorado girl who was shot in the head during last week's school shooting spree has died after spending more than a week in a coma.



Former Arapahoe church youth pastor spared prison sentence for sexually assaulting 13-year-old girl  The Denver Post

Christopher Hutchinson, 37, was sentenced to 20 years of probation as a sex offender.



School shootings since Columbine High massacre  Denver Post

1999. April 20: Columbine High School, Jefferson County – Eric Harris, 18 and Dylan Klebold, 17, killed 12 students and one teacher and wounded 24 other ...



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