One more hello, Lookout readers. The weekend is fast approaching and Mother Nature appears to be reintroducing the sun to our weather agenda.
It's been a difficult week in the news, and it can feel like answers are slow to come. Kids are looking to parents and teachers, parents and teachers are looking to officials and administrators, and we're all looking to lawmakers who aren't sure what can be done. Mental health and gun control are in the headlines again. At times like this, it can pay dividends once you've learned all you can to unplug for a bit to recharge.
It's been chilly enough in Broomfield that Katy and I brought the tomatoes in for a few days. Fortunately, Katy's ingenuity led us to a handful of DIY hanging tomato planters similar to these, which makes stacking them on their side on a shelf indoors by a window pretty easy. It looks like this weekend might be a good time for gardening.
First, let's catch up on what we know from the long week.
Top of the Hour
Bite-sized updates from today's radio newscasts:
- A University of Denver law student is leading a campaign to bail black women out of jail for Mother's Day and says some can be bailed out for as little as $25.
- Incidents involving marijuana reported to the state's poison center were up in 2018; edibles are often the culprit in those involving children, whose symptoms can be much more severe.
- The State Board of Education has approved MGT Consulting to operate the troubled Adams 14 School District for the next four years.
- Gov. Jared Polis says he has received White House support to try to lower the state's prescription drug costs by importing drugs from Canada, the Colorado Sun reports.
The Big Stuff
Hidden inside classrooms, kids of all ages knew what to do during a school shooting ... until they didn't
Students follow their teacher off a bus and into a recreation center where they were reunited with their parents after a shooting at a suburban Denver middle school Tuesday. (David Zalubowski/AP)
Just like the drills, a loud voice repeated “Attention, please. Lockdown. Lock, lights, out of sight.” But this time the announcement didn't stop.
STEM School student Tyler Sayre, 14, says lockdown drills had prepared him for the mechanics of the moment, but not for the reality of an active shooter situation.
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