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STEM school shooting verdicts spark strong emotions in court

After two years of anger and sorrow, John and Maria Castillo cried tears of joy June 15 as a jury found the person who fatally shot their son guilty of first-degree murder.   Devon … more

STEM shooter found guilty of first-degree murder

After five hours of deliberation, the jury in the trial against Devon Erickson found that he is guilty of first- degree murder for his role in the attack on STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, … more

Jury deliberations begin in STEM trial

Seconds before shots rang out in Room 107 at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, an armed Devon Erickson sent a message to his friend, who also had guns in his bag.   “Go … more

STEM shooter testifies against alleged helper

  In his second day of testimony, an admitted shooter of the STEM School Highlands Ranch reversed the story he told immediately following the May 7, 2019 attack.   Alec McKinney, … more

Younger STEM shooting suspect takes stand

The plan for the May 7, 2019 shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch was for one of the shooters to be killed in the end and one to be "a hero," according to a gunman who spoke to a courtroom on June … more

Jail calls played in STEM shooting trial

  In a jail call recording played for a Douglas County courtroom June 7, the defendant in the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting trial laughed with his girlfriend, calling himself her … more

'I pleaded twice' - New details emerge in STEM shooting testimonies

Lucas Albertoni was crawling through classroom 107 in STEM School Highlands Ranch when he was confronted by Alec McKinney’s gun. Albertoni looked up as he was attempting to flee and saw the … more

STEM jury hears from survivors of shooting

Mitchell Kraus didn't know he'd been shot until he'd already run a couple of blocks from STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019. When he realized something was wrong, he took stock of his body, … more

Narratives differ as STEM shooting trial opens

The trial of one of two former STEM School Highlands Ranch students accused of attacking the school in 2019, killing one classmate and injuring six others, opened May 27 with the sound of a teacher's … more

Trial for older STEM shooting suspect begins

The trial for the older suspect in the deadly STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting from May 7, 2019 has begun. Devon Erickson, 20, is accused of helping co-defendant Alec McKinney, 18, carry out the … more

Colorado Community Media garners 27 awards in Better Newspaper Contest

The Highlands Ranch Herald took two top honors in its weekly newspaper division with General Excellence in Editorial and Advertising in the 2021 Colorado Press Association’s Better Newspaper … more

Alleged shooter in 2009 Andrew Graham homicide set for trial

After more delays in recent months as attorneys said the coronavirus pandemic prevented them from gathering evidence to defend Terrell Jones, who is accused of fatally shooting a Centennial man in a … more

Douglas County leaders respond to shooting in Boulder

After the horrific mass shooting in Boulder last week, Douglas County leaders are offering messages of hope and healing to the community. The March 22 shooting, which left 10 people dead, including a … more

Boulder mass shooting suspect will face additional charges, have mental health status check

Ahmad Alissa, the suspect in the March 22 mass shooting at a King Soopers in Boulder, appeared in court on March 25 for an Appearance on Arrest Warrant for the first time since the incident. He will … more

Footage, ex-girlfriend point to Centennial gas station shooting suspect

Evidence suggests that 31-year-old Samuel Birch committed the fatal shooting of a gas station clerk in a robbery the night of Nov. 26, an Arapahoe County judge ruled after a hearing that included … more

Colorado communities rally following shooting; mental health resources abound

In the aftermath of tragedy, mental health experts point to resources and encourage the community to stay resilient. “We are strong. Colorado is strong,” said Dr. Sarah Davidon, research director … more

Kendrick Castillo: ‘He was the perfect son’

On her first Mother’s Day without her only child, Maria Castillo mustered the strength to get out of bed and into the shower, where she wept.  In the kitchen, eight teenage boys and girls, friends of her son, cooked her breakfast. They added items to a bench, a makeshift shrine, with a few of her son’s favorite things: Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” and Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree.” A pair of lab safety glasses. A pocket-sized, dark-green Jeep — the same color and model as the one parked in the driveway. more

Links between schools go beyond geography

Arapahoe High School's location across a county line and in another school district matters little to Douglas County School District staff and students. In the wake of the Dec. 13 shooting that … more
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