Student Lunged Toward Colorado School Shooter, Sacrificing His Life

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Sheriff Tony Spurlock told a morning news conference the reason for the attack at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) School in Highlands Ranch remained unclear.

Short said Castillo was amusing and empathetic and loved helping people. I don't even know if she will be OK.

The shooting occurred at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a public charter school with more than 1,850 students in kindergarten through 12th grades, AP reports.

Per the Denver Post, the first daughter had been scheduled to discuss workplace development at Lockheed Martin. Spurlock said the shooting took place in the high school.

Police and sheriff's deputies were on scene nearly immediately, she said. He reportedly would have finished his senior year in three short days. "I was more than lucky to join them". "The president is a parent and grandparent".

Two people are in custody and police feared that a third was at large but they have now said they do not believe there is still a threat.

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Kendrick Castillo, 18, died during the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a K-12 school located in a Denver suburb.

"He told me he wanted to be a Knights of Columbus because he wanted to help not only people, but his community", Bedard said.

He says the community is comprised of kind, compassionate people who are going to mourn, take care of those who are down and pick themselves back up. "The next thing I know he is pulling a gun and is telling nobody to move", she said.

Castillo lunged at the gunman, who shot the teenager.

Police had scoured the two suspects' social media accounts, mobile phone records and computers for any clue as to their motivation.

"Douglas County Coroner Jill Romann has not officially identified the student is stating it's an 18 year old male".

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Officials guide students off a bus and into a recreation center where they were reunited with their parents after a shooting at a suburban Denver middle school in Highlands Ranch Colo. on May 7, 2019.

Within minutes, deputies at a nearby sheriff's department substation entered the school and arrested the two suspects without exchanging gunfire.

Last month a Florida teen who, according to authorities, was obsessed with the Columbine shooting and who may have been planning her own attack, was found dead of an apparent suicide in the mountains outside Denver. He did not identify the suspects, but said they are an adult and a minor who were not previously known to authorities. "This aberrant act doesn't define us", said George Brauchler, the local district attorney.

Cops initially called the second suspect a male but later changed the gender to female.

The television station cited anonymous sources close to the investigation.

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