Colorado has done good — but inconsistent — work on school safety, new legislative committee is told

July 15, 2019 | The Denver Post

Colorado schools have done some good work to keep students safer, but inconsistency and lack of funding could leave gaps in security, multiple people told an interim legislative committee Thursday.

Representatives from law enforcement, research groups and the Colorado School Safety Resource Center pointed to ideas that are producing results in schools, including programs to encourage students to support each other, training on how to handle student threats, and protocols to make sure everyone is on the same page during an emergency.

The interim school safety committee, which met for the first time Thursday, was created in the wake of May’s deadly shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch and the perceived threat that shut down hundreds of Denver-area schools the preceding month.

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