AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Following the recent shooting involving teenagers in Aurora, high school students in Aurora Public Schools will not be able to take their lunch break – for the next several weeks.
According to a district spokesperson, all high schools will be closed on campus starting Monday through at least the winter break. At that time, district leaders will reevaluate whether school closures should continue into the school year.
The announcement was made on Saturday at a vigil held at Nome Park, where Six students from Aurora Central High School were shot and was injured earlier this month. Four days later, Three more APS students were injured in a shooting in the nearby Hinkley High School parking lot.
Saturday’s prayer event was planned by the local church, the Purpose Center. Pastor Rico Wint was joined by Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman, Sheriff Vanessa Wilson, APS Director Rico Munn, and other members of the community.
In one letter to the APS . community This week, Munn also said the district will take other steps to prioritize student safety and well-being, including adding additional mental health and security support at schools as needed. set.
Late Saturday night, four more teenagers and one young man shot in Aurora – near East Colfax Avenue and North Dayton Street.. The victims, aged between 16 and 20, are expected to survive.
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