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This week’s safe schools snippets

Colorado school discipline review to be signed into law

Gov. John Hickenlooper is headed to Arvada to sign a bill setting up a statewide review of school discipline. Hickenlooper planned to sign the bill into law at Arvada High School Monday. The measure requires the state to review school discipline strategies to reduce cases of students being referred to law enforcement for matters that aren’t serious. Read more in the Denver Post.

Students disciplined for hay prank

DURANGO – A group of high school students who came forward to claim responsibility for bringing hay into the school will face discipline ranging from apologies to volunteer service. However, the Durango High School students will graduate on time and will not be required to pay the costs associated with the hay’s effects and its cleanup, the Durango Herald reports. Watch CBS4 report.

11-year-olds accused of vandalizing school

LOVELAND, Colo. — Two 11-year-old boys are suspected of breaking into an elementary school and damaging windows and doors, according to the Loveland Reporter-Herald.


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