‘Students Protecting Students:’ Bill aims to prevent school shootings using tips

Rep. Kevin Parker, R-6

Rep. Kevin Parker says the attack carried out by two Columbine students and nationwide school shootings since have left him determined to stop the violence. (Washington State Legislative Sup)

A bill in the Legislature would create a new way for students to anonymously send information about threats, potential mass shootings or other life-threatening situations at their schools.
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OLYMPIA — Kevin Parker was 25 and hiding under a cafeteria table at Columbine High School. Then he was running up the stairs with hundreds of students, worrying about being shot, about ever seeing his wife.

“I didn’t think I was going to get out of the school that day,” said Parker, who was visiting the Colorado school on April 20, 1999…

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