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‘Really scared and extremely angry’: Why Colorado students are walking out...

By Erica Meltzer, Ann Schimke, Melanie Asmar and Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat Colorado   They want this time to be different. Whether they’re walking out of school on Wednesday to call for...

Jeffco superintendent has ideas to prevent school shootings — without gun...

Superintendent Jason Glass of the Jefferson County school district isn’t interested in talking about gun control in the wake of yet another deadly school...

School safety proposal could run up against tight state budget

With an eye toward the Columbine and Virginia Tech shootings, a Grand Junction Republican plans to introduce legislation that would make Colorado the first state in the nation to require that every school — from preschools through universities — develop a plan and conduct training to prepare for disasters. "If you haven't thought about it, we want you to think about it," state Rep. Steve King told 9News, but the incoming speaker of the House, state Rep. Terrance Carroll, cautioned that a statewide lockdown procedure could be too expensive during a tight budget year.