Two-day Colorado Safe Schools Summit begins Wednesday

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LOVELAND, Colo. -- Hundreds of teachers, administrators and police officers will hash out ideas Wednesday to try to fix some of the biggest problems affecting Colorado schools.

Nearly two dozen workshops at the Colorado Safe Schools Summit will focus on a range of topics affecting students.

Some of the topics, including bullying, social media and suicide, are day-to-day issues that kids are going through.

Experts will talk specifically about pre-attack behavior indicators as it relates to campus attacks. Two weeks ago, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office released a 37-page report that included 200 interviews, 4,000 documents and 13 search warrants related to the Arapahoe High School shooting.

The report showed school administrators failed to act swiftly, even after the shooter showed signs intending to cause harm.

State Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, started the School Safety Summit to bring together educators, officers and experts. John Michael Keyes has advocated for school safety since losing his daughter Emily in the 2006 shooting at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey.

"Recovery starts when the crisis begins," Keyes said. "And that's one of the things we talk to schools and law enforcement about. The actions during the ciris can impact the outcome."

"We need to be proactive about childrent safety and the safety of our teachers and staff," King said.

Gov. John Hickenlooper has declared October as Colorado Safe Schools Month. The summit is happening for the next two days and more than 300 people are expected.