Colorado student, 18, killed while trying to stop shooter, classmate says

Kendrick Castillo, an 18-year-old scholar who was into engineering and simply days away from his high schoolgraduation, has been recognized as the sole victim killed for the duration of Tuesday’s shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado. Castillo died making an attempt to quit one of the armed suspects from firing, permitting his classmates to escape. He used to be one of a number of college students whose heroic actions avoided in addition carnage

When a shooter walked into a classroom, three students including Castillo tried to take down the gunman, according to report. Student Nui Giasolli informed “Today” that Castillo’s movements gave the relaxation of her British Literature category time to get under their desks and then run across the room to flee safety. Castillo was killed and eight others were wounded in the shooting.

His father, John Castillo, advised the Denver Post that his son “was the great child in the world.” He would have graduated on May 20.

“I wish he had gone and hid,” Castillo said, “but that’s not his character. His character is about protecting people, helping people. I had a hard time accepting that.”


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