Teen dies in a struggle to bring down shooter, saves peers but dies in the process
Unstoppably another school shooting shook the state of Colorado at the STEM School which is very close to the Columbine High School, which also had witnessed a school shooting in the past.
Following the shooting, the two suspects who led the attack were apprehended at the school.
As per the school’s website, around 1,850 students and the suspects have been apprehended, announced by Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock. The sheriff added that of the two suspects, one was a grown-up man and the other is a juvenile.
The Colorado Sheriff’s office declared that an adult suspect was an 18-year-old fellow, by name Devon Erickson.
However, his pictures will not be released at the moment to maintain the integrity of the investigation. Moreover, both the suspects were assumed to have been the students of the same school.
The incident occurred in an area that has just observed the 20th Anniversary of the deadly shooting at the Columbine High School shooting.
This attack is also taking place after an armed Florida teen who was “infatuated” with the Columbine shooting was on the loose causing the schools in the Douglas County to remain closed till she was arrested.
The shooting at STEM begun shooting in high school when it was about to be 2 pm. As per the police reports, the shooters walked into the closure parts of the school and engaged the students in two different classrooms.
The attack claimed the life of Kendrick Castello while 8 others were injured. The 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo is being lauded as a hero in the situation, as he lunges to stop the shooter was fatally injured in the process but managed to buy time for others to stop the shooter.
The actions of the teen have been lauded by his peers and his parents while they are stricken with grief cannot help but feel pride at the heroics he showed at such a young age.
The students today marched out of their school to protest against the school shooting and to mark Kendrick’s unconditional efforts.
The question that left the citizens around the country in dilemma is – how many more Kendrick Castillo’s should sacrifice their lives before the government plans something about the gun laws in the country? certainly is an urgent call of the moment.