Sen. Zenzinger calls for change in Colorado schools

Keli Rabon, Sandra Barry

CHANNEL 7, KMGH-TV

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers are calling for change after a 7NEWS Denver Post joint investigation found schools failing to report crimes on campus to the Colorado Department of Education.

Under the No Child Left Behind Act, schools must report incidents including assaults, robberies, and weapon violations to the state. The data is supposed to help officials and parents get a clearer understanding of what goes on inside schools.

But our investigation found all too often, that doesn’t happen. In the 2012-2013 school year alone, the Denver Police Department reported 127 arrests or citations for assaults at schools that reported no assaults to the CDE.

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