Five months ago, a parent called Douglas County School Board of Education Director Wendy Vogel.to express concerns about problems at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Specifically, the anonymous parent expressed concerns about bullying and violence. The parent feared the school could become the next Columbine because of allegations of violence, sexual assault and bullying on campus.
Daniel Winsor, a district official, wrote a letter on Dec. 19, urging STEM School Executive Director Penelope Eucker to investigate the concerns to determine “their legitimacy, and to take any remedial action that may be appropriate," KUSA-TVreported.
The letter referenced the parents concerns, saying "many students are suicidal and violent in school. Several students have reported sexual assault in school and that nothing is being done."