Opinion: If the Denver school board won’t ensure school safety, vote them out
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Opinion: If the Denver school board won’t ensure school safety, vote them out

Author, The Denver Post, March 30, 2023

Our schools must be a safe place to learn, but too often they are not.

In early September, two people, including an East High School student was shot near the school. Two weeks later, East High School had its first lockdown.

On Feb. 13, Luis Garcia, a 16-year-old East student, who excelled on the soccer field and classroom, was shot and fatally wounded near the school while sitting in his car.

A mere six weeks later, two school staff members, Jerald Mason and Eric Sinclair were shot and wounded after conducting a routine safety check on Austin Lyle, a 17-year-old student, while students were nearby attending an assembly.  Lyle, who had been expelled from the Cherry Creek School District,  was subject to a safety plan that required him to be searched.

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