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How to grow your martial arts school
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Whenever I meet aspiring multi-school owners and they find out that I have 14 schools, the questions start to fly: Where do you find the staff to run that many schools? How do you manage them? How much do you pay your instructors? In most cases, they’re really asking me about the best way to […]

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Former Aurora middle school employee gets 15 years for sexually assaulting student
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Photo provided by Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Rodry Pombo, 27 An Aurora middle school building manager was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting an 8th grade student. Rodry Kyle Pombo, 27, sexually assaulted the then-13-year-old during the 2014-2015 school year at Horizon Middle School, according to an 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office […]

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STEM School shooting suspect Alec McKinney set to appear in court for arraignment
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Alec McKinney, a 16-year-old charged with a fatal shooting in May inside STEM School Highlands Ranch will appear Thursday afternoon in Douglas County District Court for an arraignment. McKinney faces 43 charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the shooting that killed 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo and wounded eight others. Judge Jeffrey K. Holmes ruled in […]

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STEM School shooting suspect Alec McKinney pleads guilty to murder, other charges
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A 16-year-old who shot multiple students inside STEM School Highlands Ranch, killing one classmate, pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder and 16 other charges, though he may spend less than 30 years in prison. Alec McKinney faces a minimum sentence of life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after 40 years and a maximum penalty […]

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Colorado Families Pray For Children Returning To School After Recent Youth Violence
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DENVER (CBS4) – The recent rash of gun violence in Denver and surrounding areas has parents on edge as children are returning to school after winter break. On Sunday evening, community members gathered in Montbello to pray for their kids’ safety and healing. (credit: CBS) The “Saving Our Neighborhood Community Prayer” is hosted every year […]

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Aidan Atkinson, Star Fairview High School Quarterback, Arrested In Sex Assault Case
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BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Aidan Atkinson, an 18-year-old starting quarterback at Fairview High School, has been arrested in Boulder in a sex assault case. Atkinson turned himself in on Friday and was booked into the Boulder County Jail on multiple felony charges after a months-long investigation. The Daily Camera first reported the story. (credit: Aidan […]

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Adams 14 school district pays $5 million to former student sexually abused by fourth-grade teacher
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Adams County School District 14 paid a $5 million settlement to a former student who was sexually abused by one of her elementary school teachers nine years ago, her attorneys said Wednesday. Colorado Department of Corrections Gilbert Trujillo The settlement comes two years after the teacher, Gilbert Trujillo, now 70, was convicted of sexually assaulting […]

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Police identify suspect in Sheridan High School shooting as a Denver Public Schools student
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Sheridan police identified the suspect in a shooting at the high school as a juvenile male, and the Sheridan School District closed all schools Wednesday while the investigation continues. A juvenile was shot before 7:45 p.m. Tuesday and was taken to Denver General Hospital where he had surgery, police said. He was out of surgery […]

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Young teenage girl, waking home from school, escapes abduction attempt in Broomfield
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A young teen walking home from school in Broomfield foiled a kidnapping attempt Monday, running to safety, police said. The attempted abduction happened at about 4:15 p.m. in the Broadlands neighborhood, on Whitney Circle near West 144th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard, according to a news release. ***PRESS RELEASE*** Date – August 19, 2019 – Attempted […]

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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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