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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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Arapahoe High culture, leadership face scrutiny  Littleton Independent

Dozens of comments attributed to students, parents and teachers at Arapahoe High School allege the school has an image-driven culture that lionizes athletes ...



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.



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 ...



Group calls for firing of Arapahoe High principal, but district officials offer support for Pramenko  Littleton Independent

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 ...



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.



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 ...



“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 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 ...



Some parents demand change as Arapahoe High School survey is presented to board  FOX 31 Denver

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- Arapahoe High School has seen more than its fair share of tragedy in recent years, including a shooting and eight student ...



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 to hold suicide-prevention walk  Littleton Independent

Two years in a row of students dying by suicide haven't been easily forgotten at Arapahoe High School. This April, students are taking action to put mental health ...



Arapahoe High community 'honors loved ones lost' at suicide-prevention walk  Littleton Independent

The push to end stigma around talking about mental health had several hundred boots on the ground carrying the message in the Arapahoe High School ...



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 ...



Coalition rejects claims of bias in survey  Littleton Independent

Though the Arapahoe High School Community Coalition has said its “community stakeholder” survey is only one avenue of its approach to calling for the firing of ...



Arapahoe High School teacher arrested for sexual assault on a student  KOAA 5

An Arapahoe High School teacher was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of Sexual Assault on a Child, according to a release from the Arapahoe ...



Arapahoe grads shaped by challenges  Littleton Independent

Arapahoe High School's class of 2019 has already faced its fair share of challenges. “It was a hard year to be a Warrior,” said Board of Education member ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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, ...



'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 ...



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 vs Heritage: FOX31 High School Game Day highlights  FOX 31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- Our game of the week on FOX31 High School Game Day featured Arapahoe at Heritage Friday night. See the highlights from the game in ...



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 ...



A Colorado Hospital Treated Kids Injured At STEM. It Was The Staff's Third School Shooting.  BuzzFeed News

As gunshot victims began to arrive at Littleton Adventist Hospital after a horrifying shooting Tuesday at a local charter school, doctors and nurses were ready.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Voters approve largest-ever LPS bond  Littleton Independent

Littleton Public Schools will kick off a long-term effort to rebuild many of the district's buildings after voters approved Ballot Issue 4A, a $278 million bond.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



“Oh, my God, it was so frustrating”: How Colorado’s last school safety committee failed  The Denver Post

The committee, which was to meet for up to four years and craft five bills, met for 14 months and didn't recommend a single piece of legislation.



LPS ballot measure: 'This is our chance to leave a legacy'  Littleton Independent

Littleton Public Schools officials are asking voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond they say will help them better prepare students for life after school and ...



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.



“Hearts are heavy” at Cherry Creek High School after second student suicide this semester  The Denver Post

A senior at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village has died, making it the second suicide by a student this semester, the school district told parents in ...



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 ...



Messages of faith, hope as Kendrick Castillo laid to rest  Englewood Herald

More than 80 men, decorated in red, purple and green regalia, gathered in front of St. Mary Catholic Parish in Littleton. The Knights of Columbus traveled from ...



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 ...



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.



Amid complex web of Denver-area school security, Douglas County has fewest police officers by student population  The Denver Post

The Douglas County School District — which includes STEM School Highlands Ranch, site of last month's deadly shooting — has fewer police officers on its ...



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.



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 ...



Assistant principal, former CU football player shot in parking space dispute dies  FOX 31 Denver

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- The man who was shot at Eaglecrest High School in Arapahoe County in a dispute with a neighbor over a parking space has ...



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 ...



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 ...



FBI: "No longer a threat to the community"  Littleton Independent

UPDATE: The FBI Denver office sent out a social media release announcing that the threat to the community, posed by an armed individual who had made ...



On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood  Englewood Herald

Arapahoe • Eliana McClarie scored 16 points to help the girls basketball team record a 56-38 non-league win over Chaparral on Feb. 5. Junior Kathleen ...



Walcher looks back on tenure as Arapahoe County sheriff  Littleton Independent

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 ...



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 ...



Person arrested over Snapchat post regarding Grandview High School; ‘no credible threat’  FOX 31 Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- One person has been arrested after a student at Grandview High School in Aurora saw a "concerning" social media post, according to the ...



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 ...



Baltzer brings hoops skills to lacrosse  Centennial Citizen

Arapahoe High School senior Bobby Baltzer has a good view of what to expect this spring in lacrosse after playing basketball for the Warriors last season.



Columbine remembrance events planned  Littleton Independent

Jeffco Public Schools and Columbine High School — in partnership with the Columbine Memorial Foundation, Waterstone Community Church, Foothills Park ...



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 ...



New Arapahoe County assessor focuses on connecting with public  Littleton Independent

When residents think of property taxes, smiling probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But PK Kaiser, the new Arapahoe County assessor, wants his ...



Cherry Creek students get boost from later start times  The Denver Post

Preliminary results show that moving start times in the 55000-student Cherry Creek School District more than an hour later in high school, is producing better ...



Colorado learned the danger of glamorizing shooters. Does lionizing student heroes also carry risks?  The Colorado Sun

The youngest students learn to help their teacher barricade a door. Middle-schoolers work on how to join forces to pin a gunman to the ground during a struggle, ...



Littleton house damaged by fire day before condemnation hearing  Littleton Independent

A south Littleton home was damaged by fire on March 19 — one day before a scheduled hearing to determine if the house should be torn down following years ...



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 ...



Golden High School shows success with anti-suicide program  FOX 31 Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. -- In recent weeks, two Arapahoe High School students took their own lives. The school responded with a day off for the community to grieve.



Murder of cheerleader from Columbine Valley remains a mystery after nearly 50 years  Littleton Independent

Marilee Burt never made it home. Burt, 15, decided to walk home from Goddard Middle School in Littleton on Feb. 26, 1970, after a scheduling mixup left her ...



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 ...



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 ...



New sheriff: 'I serve everyone in Arapahoe County'  Littleton Independent

Democrat Tyler Brown was recently sworn in as Arapahoe County sheriff, having defeated incumbent Republican Dave Walcher in the November election.



Striking DPS teachers, supporters march from East High School to Civic Center Park  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -- Striking Denver Public Schools teachers and their supporters marched from East High School to Civic Center Park and the Denver Central Library ...



Bond would address access issues at Newton, officials say  Littleton Independent

Students, staff and parents with disabilities are at a serious disadvantage when navigating Newton Middle School, according to Littleton Public Schools officials, ...



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 ...



Elementary school in Littleton evacuated due to broken gas line  FOX 31 Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. -- Ralph Moody Elementary School in Littleton was evacuated Friday afternoon due to a nearby broken gas line. The city of Littleton said ...



Theme of college journal leaves room for creativity  Littleton Independent

In spring semester, Arapahoe Community College students with an inclination toward writing, graphics and publishing enroll in English 231, where they learn ...



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.



Grandview girls take 5A state soccer crown  Littleton Independent

Soccer player Caylin Lyubenko once again provided Grandview's offensive punch in crunch time and the Wolves' defense once more sealed the deal. Lyubenko ...



Democrats take sheriff, clerk, assessor seats in Arapahoe County  Littleton Independent

Colorado's “blue wave” that saw Democrats elected to a wide range of posts statewide extended to Arapahoe County, with Democrats upsetting incumbent ...



Kendrick Castillo: 'He was the perfect son'  Littleton Independent

On her first Mother's Day without her only child, Maria Castillo mustered the strength to get out of bed and into the shower, where she wept. In the kitchen, eight ...



Littleton High grads share life lessons  Littleton Independent

Toss away the platitudes about building bonds and the memories students will never forget — Littleton High School's students spoke with passion about making ...



South Denver Cardiology becomes the first in Colorado to offer Pritikin ICR™ cardiac rehab program  Englewood Herald

South Denver Cardiology in Littleton will be the first in Colorado to offer patients an Intensive Cardiac Rehab program using the Pritikin ICR™ Program.



'Opponents fear and respect her' | Englewoodherald.net  Englewood Herald

Arapahoe High School soccer player Audrey Weiss is one of those players who can never move around much without being marked by an opponent or two.



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 ...



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.



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, ...



LPS asking voters to OK bond for new buildings  Littleton Independent

Littleton Public Schools will ask voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond in November, aiming to begin a long-term effort to rebuild a district whose buildings ...



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 ...



Former appeals judge, city attorney dies at 93  Littleton Independent

Judge Alan Sternberg died on May 24 after a long career that included a period as Littleton's city attorney during a period of rapid changes. He was 93.



See Littleton's Melissa Benoist as Supergirl  Westword

Melissa Benoist, who was born in Littleton and attended Arapahoe High School, has been cast as Supergirl, and we've got the first photos of her in costume.



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 ...



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 ...



Denver Public Schools asking parents for input on future of K-8 campus  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -- On the laundry list of wants and needs at the shared Merrill Middle School and C3 Elementary School building, above all else, parents want to see ...



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.



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