To say that David Benke is excited is an understatement. The middle school math teacher is suiting up for a ride with the Air Force Thunderbirds.
"My wife and I when they first told us this we were literally in the kitchen jumping up and down," Benke said.
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A man accused of shooting and wounding two Colorado students on school grounds has been ordered by a judge to stand trial for attempted first-degree murder and other charges.
The suspect, 32-year-old Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood, was in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. He's accused of wounding two... more »
A preliminary hearing for a man accused of shooting two students at a Colorado middle school has been postponed to give defense attorneys more time to review evidence.
Public defenders for Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood said Tuesday they were reviewing 2,000 documents, including copies of his journals. A new... more »
A teacher who tackled a suspected shooter outside a Colorado school has been given a new car.
The Shortline Automotive dealership in suburban Denver gave David Benke a 2010 Subaru Outback on Tuesday.
Benke is credited with knocking down Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood outside Deer Creek Middle School... more »
A man accused of shooting and wounding two Colorado students last week now faces 15 counts including attempted murder, assault and child abuse.
Prosecutors formally filed charges Tuesday against 32-year-old Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood, accused of opening fire in the parking lot of Deer Creek Middle School in suburban... more »
School is back in session at a suburban Denver school for the first time since a gunman wounded two students in the parking lot last week.
Monday was the first day of classes at Deer Creek Middle School since a man with a hunting rifle opened fire last Tuesday.... more »
The teenage boy shot in the back at his Colorado middle school earlier this week talked to reporters from his Denver hospital bed with a smile on his face. Matthew Thieu was outside Deer Creek Middle School Tuesday when investigators say a man pulled out a high powered rifle and... more »
The father of the man accused of shooting and wounding two middle school students in Littleton says his son had become increasingly erratic in recent weeks.
Investigators are trying to figure out why 32-year-old Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood allegedly showed up at his old school and started firing at... more »
Investigators say a man suspected of shooting and wounding two students outside a suburban Denver school had entered and left the building on his own earlier that day, without being told by school officials to go.
Jefferson County investigators say 32-year-old Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood signed in at a... more »