Schools could be liable for shootings and other serious acts of violence under a bill that has passed the Colorado Senate and is now in the House. The measure aims to prevent incidents like the one at Arapahoe High School two years ago. Critics say it’s the wrong approach to achieve better school security.
- Read SB 213, The Claire Davis School Safety Act
- April 13: Bill would hold public and charter schools liable
Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner got two perspectives on the issue: Michael Roche is the attorney for the Davis family, whose daughter died in the Arapahoe shootings and for whom the bill is named. David Olson is an attorney who has represented school districts around Colorado and is now general counsel for the Colorado School Districts Self Insurance Pool. Hear the conversation by clicking on the audio link above.