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Former Fort Lupton elementary school teacher pleads guilty to oxycodone distribution charge
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A former Twombly Elementary School fifth grade teacher in Fort Lupton has pleaded guilty to distribution and possession of hundreds of oxycodone pills, according to FBI agents and federal prosecutors. Ramon Hernandez IV, 35, entered his plea on Tuesday in Judge John Kane’s courtroom in U.S. District Court in Denver, according to a news release […]

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Celebration of life planned for Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the STEM School shooting
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A celebration of life has been scheduled for Wednesday for Kendrick Castillo, the STEM School Highlands Ranch student who threw himself at a shooter to save his fellow classmates. Kendrick Castillo (Photo courtesy of Maria Castillo via Instagram) The memorial will take place at 1 p.m. at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., in […]

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Driver cited in I-70 crash in Wheat Ridge involving semi truck and school bus that preceded fiery, fatal wreck
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A woman was cited for careless driving in a three-vehicle collision on Interstate 70 last month which resulted in eastbound traffic backups where a fatal, fiery crash later occurred. Marina Kharkova, 30, of Northglenn, was cited by Wheat Ridge police in the April 25 collision which involved her car, a 2016 Nissan Sentra, a semi-truck […]

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STEM School students burst into spontaneous protest during vigil at Highlands Ranch High School
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Vigils were held Wednesday night in Highlands Ranch as the community gathered to honor an 18-year-old shooting victim who was killed Tuesday, to recognize teenage heroes who intervened and likely stopped further carnage, and to thank first responders who rushed to the deadly scene. The tone changed during the second vigil at Highlands Ranch High […]

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STEM School Highlands Ranch to be closed rest of week, crisis center opening Wednesday
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STEM School Highlands Ranch will remain closed the rest of this week in the wake of the shooting on Tuesday that claimed one student’s life and left eight others injured. The Douglas County School District announced Tuesday night that all other schools will remain open, though they’ll have increased security. On Wednesday, the district will set […]

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18-year-old ID’d as one of the suspects in STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting
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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identified one of the suspects in Tuesday’s deadly shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch as 18-year-old Devon Erickson. Investigators have not named the second suspect, a juvenile male, or explained the roles they allege each played in the shooting that claimed the life of one student and injured eight others […]

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6 wanted for burning swastika on playground near Denver elementary school
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Surveillance images of men suspected of burning a swastika on Monday, April 8, 2019, at Ellis Elementary School in Denver. Authorities released security camera images on Friday of six men wanted for a hate-related incident at Ellis Elementary School. Related Articles Columbine High School shooting focuses on “Trench Coat Mafia” Swastika burned into asphalt near […]

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Former educator pleads guilty to taking upskirt videos of students at Castle Rock secondary school
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Castle Rock Police Department Steven Michael Jenkins A former staffer at a Castle Rock secondary school pleaded guilty Monday to secretly recording up-skirt videos of juvenile girls at the school. Steven Michael Jenkins, 56, a former instructional coach, pleaded guilty to one count of invasion of privacy for sexual gratification where the victim was under […]

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Former staffer at Horizon High School accused of sex assault of special needs student
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via Denver7 Michele Flynn A former staffer at Thornton’s Horizon High School has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 17-year-old special needs student. Michele Lea Flynn, 45, was taken into custody Monday night in Central Point, Ore., according to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office. Flynn is awaiting extradition to Colorado where […]

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Jefferson County middle school assistant principal accused of providing alcohol to underage boy
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An assistant principal at a Jeffco Public Schools middle school has been arrested on suspicion of providing an alcoholic beverage to an underage boy, police said. Michael Pate, 38, was arrested at his Littleton home on Friday morning, according to police. Pate is an assistant principal at Carmody Middle School, 2050 S. Kipling St., Lakewood, […]

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Greeley West High School mom arrested on suspicion of threatening to beat student with baseball bat
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Marti Sirio A Greeley woman was arrested this week on suspicion of bringing an aluminum baseball bat onto Greeley West High School grounds and threatening to beat a student who was involved in a fight with her daughter. Marti Sirio, 42, of Greeley, was booked Monday, Feb. 25 into the Weld County Jail on suspicion […]

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Woman arrested after hitching ride on Colorado school bus
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FRUITA — Authorities say a woman in Colorado crashed her SUV and then lied to a hitch a ride on a school bus carrying students. KJCT-TV reported Friday the woman was arrested when the bus arrived at Fruita Monument High School. No incidents were reported aboard the bus. The Colorado State Patrol says the woman […]

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Judge throws out charges against Cherry Creek School District employees accused of failing to report a student’s sexual assault
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Concluding the statute of limitations had expired, a judge dismissed the criminal cases against two Cherry Creek School District employees who had been indicted on charges of failing to report the sexual assault of a student at Aurora’s Prairie Middle School. Arapahoe District Court Senior Judge Stephen Schapanski’s decision, which overruled the trial court, found that […]

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Aurora police investigating fight after Regis Jesuit-Grandview High School girls basketball game
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Aurora police are investigating an incident between the Regis Jesuit girls basketball coaching staff and other adults that happened Wednesday after a contentious game on the school’s campus. The game, which featured a dunk by star player Fran Belibi that made national headlines, also included a fight between players. A Grandview High School player was […]

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