Legislation to allow lawsuits against Colorado schools when there are shootings or other violence has been signed into law Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
With less than two weeks to go, lawmakers are scrambling like they do every year to finish all their work before the legislative session ends May 6.
Colorado schools could be sued for shootings under legislation introduced Friday by state lawmakers who say they are sending a directive to education officials to do more to keep students safe.
“There is not a parent in this state that doesn’t want to make sure we’re doing everything possible to make their kid safe,” Hickenlooper said.
The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years
Colorado’s public schools would be allowed to permit teachers to carry concealed weapons under a bill up for discussion Tuesday in the Legislature.
There’s been no real reduction in the number of U.S. school shootings despite increased security put in place after the rampage at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.
Many arguments can be made about each individual proposed solution to school violence. However, what is stopping us from trying everything? It’s time to think how we have come togehter as a country to fight evil before. Here’s a hint, we never bring just one idea.
The Connecticut shooting is thrusting mental health into the spotlight, and that prompted CBS4’s Alan Gionet to ask the Good Question: “Is there a common thread among the killers?”
The saddest side effect wasn’t the fact that this tragedy occurred. The saddest side effect of Columbine was our collective reaction.