Student Dies Protecting Classmates in Colorado School Shooting

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Student Dies Protecting Classmates in Colorado School Shooting

Student Kendrick Castillo (source: thedenverchannel.com)

Student Kendrick Castillo (source: thedenverchannel.com)

Student Kendrick Castillo (source: thedenverchannel.com)

Student Kendrick Castillo (source: thedenverchannel.com)

Kaylee Lampkins, Staff Writer

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1800 students evacuated the premises of STEM School Highlands Ranch late Tuesday morning when a gunman started shooting.

 

The shooter took the life of student Kendrick Castillo after Castillo lunged at the shooter in self defense and defense of his classmates.

Castillo is considered a hero by many because of his brave act saved many lives.

This tragedy happened to only a month after the 20th anniversary of the columbine shooting (which happened only 27 miles away from STEM School Highlands Ranch). police are still investigating the motive behind the shooting (cnn.com)