AP News – The lone fatality in a Colorado high school shooting, Kendrick Castillo, 18, leaped from his desk in a literature class and charged the two attackers, sacrificing his life to buy classmates time to escape.
Another 18-year-old preparing to enter the Marines also tackled the shooters. An armed security guard then confronted and detained one of the shooters. Authorities said these acts of bravery helped minimize the bloodshed from the attack that also wounded eight people.
“We’re going to hear about very heroic things that have taken place at the school,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said Wednesday. The attackers were identified by law enforcement officials as 18-year-old Devon Erickson and an unnamed younger student.