School Safety

New school year brings focus on security and safety

A more violent, harsh world is increasingly hard to ignore. Sadly, the first day of school in Durango reflects that. Durango schools continue a journey that increasingly emphasizes safety, security...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in threat to Montezuma-Cortez schools is identified

The suspect who allegedly made an unsubstantiated threat toward Montezuma-Cortez schools was apprehended Friday afternoon in Cortez after the Sheriff’s Office located his car. “The Sheriff’s...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community explores safety at Durango High School

A new security system, additional security officers and a closed campus were among a slew of ideas that Durango High School staff members, students and parents explored during an open forum...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should Durango High School close its campus?

Closing Durango High School’s campus, a debate that springs up about once a decade, has been rekindled – returning this year after a rash of shootings at schools across the country, including in...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County residents march for gun control

Montezuma County students, teachers and other residents gathered in Cortez City Park on Saturday to call for stricter gun control. The Cortez March for Our Lives , one of more than 800 held across...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parents, school officials cross wires on school-safety meeting

Parents concerned about school safety crossed wires with Durango School District officials, with both taking leadership roles in organizing the same panel. A passionate desire to move quickly to...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School students plan walkout to honor victims of Parkland shooting

Durango High School students plan to hold a 17-minute walkout and school-approved event on Wednesday to honor the 17 people who died in the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting on Feb. 14. “It...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools begin community discussion about security

Durango School District 9-R should consider adding metal detectors and security officers and improving automatic locking doors to prevent violence, especially shootings, on campuses, attendees at a...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some 9-R parents support student walkout to protest gun violence

Durango School District 9-R is discouraging participation in a walkout Wednesday to protest gun violence at schools, but several parents say the walkout can help ease fears created after numerous...

DATE: March 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R to hold safety discussion

Rising concern about school safety has prompted Durango School District 9-R to begin a community conversation about the appropriate measures and systems for Durango schools to adopt. A panel...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anonymous hotline sees increase in calls from students

More students are making more calls to a statewide anonymous hotline to report concerns about their safety or the safety of others, a trend that educators regard as positive. “Kids are feeling more...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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