One Dead, Eight Students Injured, Critically Injured in Denver School Shooting

One Dead, Eight Students Injured, Critically Injured in Denver School Shooting

One Dead, Eight Students Injured, Critically Injured in Denver School Shooting

The guard drew his weapon and apprehended the person, Whitus said.

The school has about 1,800 students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade and Spurlock said the shootings took place at two separate locations within the school.

"When kids go to school, they should be going to school to learn, to have fun, be with their friends, not worry about an active shooter", Malone said.

When a gunman burst into his high school classroom, Kendrick Castillo did not hesitate.

Officials also said it was too early to assign a particular motive for the attack at the school.

Short said Castillo was amusing and empathetic and loved helping people.

"I was blessed by something", he said.

A shooting Tuesday at STEM School Highlands Ranch is just a few miles from Columbine High School, the scene of one of the worst school massacres in US history.

Per the Denver Post, the first daughter had been scheduled to discuss workplace development at Lockheed Martin.

One day after Election Day in 2016, he shared a video from Seth Myers' "Late Night" show that criticized Trump.

The White House said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the shooting. "I suspect that as the detectives get further interviews we are going to get much more heroic things", NBC News reported. "I just want everybody back at Highlands Ranch to know that we're with you and that is very important for them to know".

On April 20, 1999, two students killed 12 of their classmates and one teacher in a mass shooting at Columbine High.

The young man who was slain has been identified as Kendrick Ray Castillo, a robotics enthusiast, the Douglas County sheriff's office said on Twitter. Three weeks ago, authorities shut down Denver-area schools as they searched for a Florida woman with an apparent "infatuation" with the Columbine shooting who had traveled to Colorado and had purchased a shotgun in the area.

Police say 18-year-old Devon Erickson and a juvenile opened fire at the STEM school Highlands Ranch Tuesday just after lunch.

Castillo's swift action gave the rest of the class time to get underneath their desks and then run across the room to escape, Giasolli said.

Details are emerging about the lives of the two suspects.

Within minutes, deputies at a nearby sheriff's department substation entered the school and arrested the two suspects after a struggle.

The anniversary came a few days later, and when it was over, the relief was palpable in the community, said John McDonald, head of security for the Jefferson County Public School District. However, he said they included two handguns which he said they were not old enough to buy or own.

Authorities said these acts of bravery helped minimize the bloodshed from Tuesday's attack, which also wounded eight people.

The other suspect is a juvenile whose name has not been released. The station cited anonymous sources close to the investigation.

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