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Columbine High School principal Frank DeAngelis retiring

9:25 PM, Aug 13, 2013   |    comments
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JEFFERSON COUNTY - Columbine High School's current principal Frank DeAngelis will be sending letters to parents on Tuesday announcing his retirement from the school after the 2013-2014 school year is finished.

READ: Frank DeAngelis' letter about his retirement

DeAngelis had promised he would stay until the students who were in kindergarten at time of the mass shooting there graduated high school. That happened two years ago.

DeAngelis won the State Principal of Year Award in 2012. He served at Columbine for 18 years. He was with Jefferson County Schools for 34 years.

"You're a Columbine Rebel for life, and no one can ever take that away from you," JeffCo Schools tweeted on Tuesday.

9NEWS has talked to Columbine High School Principal Frank DeAngelis a number of times since the Columbine tragedy in 1999. 9NEWS reporter Cheryl Preheim produced this profile piece in 2006, which captures the key feature of the Frank DeAngelis story: His relationship with Columbine students over the years.

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