Two floors beneath the headquarters of Iraqi Military Intelligence, at the end of a red-carpeted corridor, two doors swing open to reveal a museum of cold, calculated and deliberate horror.
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When Joevie Alvarado became a teacher, she never expected to teach American students 7,600 miles away.
One of the teenagers who allegedly opened fire at a Colorado charter school in May said he accidentally fired just one shot when classmates rushed him.
When Abigal Harrison was 5 years old, she remembers standing in her backyard on a cold winter Minnesota night when the air was clear, looking up at the night sky with an overwhelming sense of awe and wonder. Her mind swam with questions, she recalls. She wanted to know what the stars were made of and how many there were. She wanted to go to space.
A high school student accused of opening fire in a Colorado school told investigators he targeted those who mocked his gender identity, and had messaged a second suspect on Snapchat hours earlier about his plan, court documents show.
One of the first things she noticed was that her child, and other students at STEM School Highlands Ranch, weren't getting enough sleep. The academic workload, she said, seemed crushing. The parent noticed kids stressing out, and lashing out. She said she heard reports of violence, sexual assault and bullying. Yet school officials, she said, seemed to be ignoring the mounting problems.
Five months before Tuesday's fatal shooting at a Colorado charter school, a district official urged the school's administration to investigate allegations of violence, sexual assault and campus bullying that an anonymous parent feared could lead to "a repeat of Columbine," according to a school district letter obtained by CNN.
Chris Elledge should be looking forward to finishing his freshman year and enjoying summer break.
The two suspects accused of carrying out a mass shooting at a Denver-area charter school made their first appearances in court Wednesday.
There was a gunman in the school. Owen, an eighth-grader at STEM School Highlands Ranch, texted his mother.