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First day back at school in Parkland and more: 5 Things to Know for Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Posted at 5:55 AM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 07:55:35-05

DENVER -- Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

1. MSDHS students return to school
Today is the first day back at school for students, faculty and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida after a gunman shot and killed 17 people there earlier this month.

2. Dick's Sporting Goods to stop selling "assault-style" rifles
Dick's Sporting Goods, the nation's largest sporting goods retailer, will stop selling assault-style weapons like the one used in the Parkland. The company said it will also raise the minimum age for all gun sales to 21.

3. Denver mayor accused of sexual harassment
Mayor Michael Hancock has apologized for sending "inappropriate" text messages to a police detective who worked on his security detail in 2011 and 2012. Hancock told Denver7 that while he does not believe his behavior was sexual harassment, he now realizes it was inappropriate.

4. Light snow in Denver this afternoon
A cold front is now rolling into Colorado. Denver and the eastern plains should see some late afternoon snow showers, but temperatures will be warmer than last week when the roads turned icy.

5. Happy birthday, Dobby!
The Denver Zoo's youngest giraffe turns 1 today. The zoo is holding a party in Dobby's honor and you're invited. The party starts at 1:30 p.m.