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Inspiring Lessons from Seattle Pacific University

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I am so grateful to the Seattle Pacific University community for their witness of strength, forgiveness, and deep faith. Yet I am heartbroken that they and so many other children, youths, and adults walk in fear on a daily basis and keep having to worry about experiencing this at all. Why is our nation saturated with guns-- four million in military and law enforcement hands and 310 million in civilian hands? Why are American children and teens 17 times more likely to die from gun violence than their peers in 25 other high-income countries combined? Why is our mental health system still so inadequate to respond to the cries of those needing help? When will we all say enough? We can and must do better.

Teen Boys Who Plotted School Shooting Studied Columbine: Cops

AP | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say two Tennessee teenagers made plans last year to shoot up a high school and were studying the 1999 Columbine mas...

Columbine High School Principal Writes Touching Goodbye Note

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

After two students stormed Columbine High School and perpetrated one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history, principal Frank DeAng...

Matt Ferner

'It's Just Like In A Horror Movie'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2013 | Denver

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. This is one individual'...

WATCH: Columbine Survivor Visits Scene Of Massacre

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.10.2013 | Denver

On April 20, 1999, fourteen years ago this month, seniors Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, set off bombs and shot off guns in what became one o...

WATCH: How One Columbine Survivor Found Healing

OWN | Posted 04.10.2013 | OWN

April 20, 1999 started out like any other day. Then the country was shocked to its core when news broke that 12 students and one teacher had been kill...

Matt Ferner

Hick: 'Why Can't We Have Universal Background Checks For All Gun Sales?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.11.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed one of the most talked-about and controversial issues facing the state of Colorado and the nation during his State of...

Massacre-Hardened Colorado A Gun Control Test Case

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and IVAN MORENO | Posted 03.12.2013 | Denver

DENVER — After the annual late-summer harvest on his farm in the eastern reaches of Colorado, Greg Brophy has a few friends over, breaks out the...

Hick Seeks To Limit Gun Sales To Mentally Ill

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Denver

* Proposal seeks to bolster background checks for gun buyers * Plan prompted by movie theater shooting rampage in July B...

A Look At Gun Violence And Gun Control In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.17.2012 | Denver

Last Friday's horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. has reignited the gun control debate once again and some high-profil...

People With Guns Kill People and Children

Alan Singer | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime
Alan Singer

Between 1982 and 2012 over the course of three decades there were 62 mass murders in the United States using firearms. They have taken place in thirty states. The killers had in their possession 142 guns. At least three-fourths of these weapons had been obtained legally.

Mother Of Columbine HS Shooter Prayed For Her Son's Suicide

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Denver

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold prayed for him to commit suicide when she wa...

Without a Gun, How Many Lives Would Have Been Saved?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Every time another mass shooting happens in the United States, the debate over gun control comes fleetingly to the forefront -- until political fear paralyzes courage and action.

Turning Killers Into Superstars? Are We Feeding Crime?

Nicole Glass | Posted 08.07.2012 | Crime
Nicole Glass

Just hours after each of the heartbreaking shootings, Holmes and Page were on their way to becoming common household names. While locked behind bars, they become notorious Twitter superstars, dominating news feeds and television debates.

Aurora Was Recently Ranked One Of 'Safest Cities'

Posted 07.20.2012 | Denver

Aurora has shocked the nation as details flood in about the shooting at the premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises," but as recently as December the city ...

The Other 4/20: A Filmmaker Remembers Columbine (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.20.2012 | Denver

April 20, a date reserved overwhelmingly for marijuana advocacy, also marks a day of somber remembrance for many. On 4/20/1999, Eric Harris and Dylan...

Colo. Mall Bomber Gets Sentenced To Life In Prison

AP | Posted 04.06.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A man who planted a bomb at a shopping mall near Columbine High School on the 12th anniversary of the deadly shootings there has been senten...

Columbine Hammer Attack: 4 Charges Filed Against Girl

AP | Posted 04.18.2012 | Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. — A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for a 14-year-old girl suspected in a hammer attack that injured two students at ...

Police: Hammer Was Probably Found At Columbine HS

AP | Posted 02.14.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A 14-year-old girl charged with attacking two students with a hammer at Columbine High School this week probably found the hammer on the sub...

2 Columbine HS Students Injured In Hammer Attack

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 04.14.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Authorities were investigating a 14-year-old girl's actions before they say she attacked two students with a hammer at Columbine High S...

Utah Girl Credited With Outing High School Bombing Plot

AP | PAUL FOY and JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 03.28.2012 | Education

ROY, Utah — The two teens had a detailed plot, blueprints of the school and security systems, but no explosives. They had hours of flight simula...

Columbine Victim Rachel Scott's Kindness Lives On

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 02.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

One of the most inspiring real-life stories is that of Darrell Scott, the founder of Rachel's Challenge. Scott gave life to this non-profit organization after his 17-year-old daughter Rachel went down as the first student killed in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history: Columbine.

Post-Columbine School Discipline Changes Move Forward In Colo.

AP | By IVAN MORENO | Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Post-Columbine school disciplinary policies that Colorado lawmakers say lead to mandatory expulsions for things like inadvertently having a ...

Deer Creek School Shooter 'Heard Voices' That Controlled Him

AP | By STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 11.20.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- An attorney for a man charged with shooting two Colorado eighth graders at a middle school that's just miles from the site of one of the nat...

Assault Charge For Throwing A Bean Bag Chair In School? One State Is Reconsidering

AP | By IVAN MORENO | Posted 09.27.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Young students in Colorado schools can face ticketing or charges for scrawling doodles on a desk, accidentally hitting a teacher with a bean...