school safety

Daniel Rayzel / KSJD

As the Colorado Legislature prepares for its next regular session in January, some lawmakers are coming prepared with bills they drafted since the finish of this year’s session. 

State lawmakers are advancing a bipartisan response to the deadly shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch that occurred in May.

On Thursday, lawmakers on a new school safety committee approved five bills they think will make schools safer in the wake of that shooting.

After hearing hours of emotional testimony from parents and students who don't think Colorado's schools are safe enough in the wake of deadly shootings, state lawmakers are now considering eight measures to address the issue.

And they will spend the weekend working on them to meet a Monday bill drafting deadline.

Austin Cope

About 250 people marched in Cortez Saturday as part of a nationwide effort to support greater gun safety.

courtesy of Glynis Verrazzano

Student activists are preparing to lead a "March for our Lives" on Saturday. Similar marches are being held across the country, intended to protest gun violence and promote safer schools. KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with one of the march organizers, a 15-year-old student at Dolores High School.