Update: Moments ago, we spoke with Jefferson County School District spokesperson Lynn Setzer about apparent teacher sickouts taking place in Jeffco today. She confirmed that classes have been canceled at Golden and Jefferson high schools today due to a high number of teacher absences and adds that o ... More >>
The senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which took the lives of twenty children, including Olivia Engel, seen here, plus seven adults, instantly stirs terrible memories of the 1999 attack on Columbine High School. On the tenth anniversary of that tragedy, we assembled a horrific roster of sc ... More >>
Was Dakota Ridge High School student Bryce Benson punished for wearing a T-shirt that read "Border Patrol" while others who staged a mock-demonstration featuring signs that read "Fuck America" weren't -- or at least not initially? Ex-Congressman and recent gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo's not ... More >>
Big pic below.No, Jefferson High School cafeteria manager Michelle Whitmire isn't accused of serving up marijuana on a plate alongside Mystery Meat and Surprise Stew. But an arrest affidavit on view below in its entirety accuses the 51-year old of giving weed to children as young as elementa ... More >>
David Rangel.David Rangel, the third area teacher busted for alleged improper relations with students in four months, appeared in Weld County District Court yesterday, where bond was set at a whopping $100,000. That's a big number for a guy who told police that while he kissed and groped a t ... More >>
David Rangel.A new government study has found that texting leads to lots of preventable traffic fatalities due to distracted driving. But at least the technology provides evidence against teachers accused of having sexual relationships with students. Note that yesterday's arrest of David Anth ... More >>
The most resonant information that's come my way thus far today in relation to the anniversary of the April 20, 1999 shootings at Columbine High School was contained in an e-mail sent to Westword by Vicki Newell, a public-policy director with the Colorado PTA. It's a list of school shootings since ... More >>
Police raids bust up drug labs. But they also bust up families.
DELIA ARMSTRONG-BUSBY HAS DEVOTED HER LIFE TO LEARNING. BUT THIS LAST LESSON CAME HARD.A MATTER OF PRINCIPAL DELIA ARMSTRONG-BUSBY IS SMART. SHE'S TOUGH. AND SHE'S OUTTA THERE.