A year after Arapahoe shooting, former student calls for more transparency

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Arapahoe High School students and supporters hold a candle light vigil during a one year remembrance ceremony on Clarity Commons, named for student Claire Davis, who was killed in a school shooting one year earlier, at Arapahoe High School, in Centennial, Colo., Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.

At Arapahoe High School on Saturday, people gathered to remember Claire Davis. She was shot and killed a year ago by a classmate who then killed himself.

As the community surrounding the school in Centennial continues to mourn Davis' death, some parents and alumni are calling for more transparency on the part of school administrators. They want to know more about the events leading up to the shooting and what security measures the school has put in place since.

Brett Stewart is among them. At the time of the shooting, he was a senior at Arapahoe and wrote a commentary published in The Denver Post about his experiences. Later, he told "Colorado Matters" host Ryan Warner that he sought to provide a thoughtful account of events.

Now, Stewart has written a second commentary, from his vantage point as a former student now attending college in Chicago. He continues to pay close attention to news about the shooting, including the release in October of a report from the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department.

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Last year, Stewart said he did not think the attack was premeditated. Now, he says he's haunted by the diary entries.

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Neither Arapahoe High School or Littleton Public Schools responded to CPR's requests last week for an interview.