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Statement About School Shooting in Highlands Ranch

Post Date:05/08/2019 11:48 AM

The school shooting that took place at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, CO yesterday afternoon, which resulted in the death of a student and injuries to nine others, is disturbingly familiar to what the communities of Coral Springs and Parkland experienced on 2/14/18 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We recognize this act of violence may serve as an emotional trigger for students, parents and faculty who were there on that fateful day. We remind you that there are resources for assistance available at  To the community of Highlands Ranch, we understand and sympathize what your community is struggling with in the aftermath of this horrific act. We stand with you and offer our full support and assistance as you navigate through the grief and subsequent healing your community will endure.

This school shooting in Highlands Ranch, and the one that took place on the University of North Carolina University last week, have shown the courage of two young men that gave their lives to save the lives of their fellow classmates. The actions of Kendrick Castillo and Riley Howell are heroic and certainly changed the outcome of each of these incidents of violence.

Lynne Martzall, Writer/Media Relations Coordinator Lynne Martzall, Writer/Media Relations Coordinator

Writer who specializes in highlighting issues, solutions and day-to-day operations of city-government.

A 20-year public relations professional, Lynne served as the Public Relations manager for the Broward Sheriff’s Office – the nation’s third largest public safety agency until 2013, where she managed crisis communication, media outreach and public safety campaign implementation. During her tenure she served as the editor for Signal 14 – quarterly full-color magazine for residents and employees.

In 2014, Lynne joined the Coral Springs Police Department serving as the social media coordinator. Read more >>>