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Rise & Shine: Weld students investigated for firearm possession


  • The Arapahoe sheriff’s office turned Arapahoe High School back over to the school district after taking it over following Friday’s shooting. 9News
  • The school will remained closed until after the New Year. HuffPo
  • Districts in the Denver area each pursue a separate protocol with threats of student violence but all focus on early intervention. 9News
  • The Arapahoe shooting has raised questions of school security as far away as Steamboat, where the district is considering a plan to eliminate some vulnerabilities in school buildings. Steamboat Today
  • Teen suspected in a separate Centaurus pipe bomb plot will be released into a juvenile program. Daily Camera
  • Two Weld County students who “gained access” to a weapon are under investigation. Times-Call
  • Adams 12 bus driver arrested while driving 37 schoolchildren plead guilty to driving while intoxicated. 9News
  • Former social studies teacher and current state senator Andy Kerr will head the Senate Education Committee. EdNews Colorado


  • How much do teachers make state by state? It can vary widely. Washington Post
  • A Georgia school is making college preparation a part of its vocational education mission. The Atlantic
  • According to students and parents, less memorization and more fun is the key to getting kids excited about science. NPR


  • Local organizations can do a lot to help kids in the wake of trauma like the shooting at Arapahoe High School, according to a local writer. EdNews Colorado

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