Lawmakers consider bills requiring schools to protect children from harm

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DENVER -- The deadly Arapahoe High School Shooting happened in December 2013. It has prompted Colorado lawmakers to introduce two new bills, which they did at the Capitol Friday.

Under current Colorado law, school districts are not required to protect children at school from harm.

These bills would change that and allow victims' families to seek compensation.

The proposals came about from the work of the parents of Claire Davis who was murdered in the Arapahoe High School shooting.

"Our goal with this legislation is not to punish our public schools ... it's to get the information that all schools in Colorado need to help solve the problem of school violence," Claire Davis' father Michael said in a statement.  "All we know today is that whatever the school did or didn't do resulted in two kids dying."

Reporter Dave Young has more information about these proposals in his video report above.

 

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