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Rise & Shine: Candidate gets pepper sprayed to make point about halting school shootings

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In today's roundup, we've got stories about Denver's school board temporarily halting one of its most controversial policies, how Adams 14 might get a new elementary school building, and a graphic new political campaign video in which the candidate gets pepper sprayed in the face to make a point about a proposal to halt school shootings.

– Melanie Asmar, reporter

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A NEW APPROACH The Denver school board will hit pause this year on a controversial policy that calls for closing low-performing schools. Chalkbeat

NEW BUILDING Facing serious hazards including sewer backups, vehicle crashes and security concerns, Alsup Elementary in the Adams 14 district is among a select group of schools to win a state grant for school buildings. Chalkbeat

CAMPAIGN AD In a graphic new campaign video that’s prompting criticism, one of the two Democrats running in Colorado’s most competitive congressional race this year gets pepper sprayed to underline a proposal to halt school shootings. Denver Post

TECH IN SCHOOLS As Boulder Valley continues to grapple with parent concerns about technology use in school, the school board on Tuesday night got its first look at updated technology policies. The new policies would prohibit using cellphones to create hot spots, which bypass district internet filters. Daily Camera

ADMINISTRATOR OR NOT? The Morgan County Re-3 School Board is in the process of deciding whether it will adopt a new policy defining which school district positions are considered administrative. Fort Morgan Times