Senators Turn Their Attention to School Safety
DENVER, Colo. – Lawmakers are crossing party lines at the Statehouse to support a pair of bills, co-authored by leaders in both bodies, aimed at enhancing public school safety in Colorado.
SB15-213, which waives governmental immunity for cases involving school violence, is prompted by the ongoing plight of Michael and Desiree Davis, the parents of 2013 Arapahoe High School shooting victim Claire Davis, who have been battling to extract information on the murder from secretive school officials.
The second bill, SB15-214, creates a standing committee to study the role mental health problems play in school violence. The bill strengthens the hand of parents in holding public school officials responsible for negligent actions that endanger students.