What we know about STEM shooting suspects

Two students open fire at Colorado school killing one wounding eightMore

A Denver-area school where a shooting killed a teenager and wounded eight other students was without a resource officer because of a canceled sheriff's office contract. The official did not address whether anyone was hit by the security guard's shots.

At a news conference on Wednesday, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said the security guard restrained one of the shooting suspects until deputies arrived. "I stayed on top of him while Brendan went off and tried to help Kendrick".

A second shooter was captured by an armed security guard.

Jones said he never specifically thought how he would react in such a situation.

Castillo's parents said his heroic actions were unsurprising.

Both suspects in the shooting, Devon Erickson, 18, and Alec McKinney, 16, appeared in court on Wednesday, with both also being linked to the LGBTQ community in subsequent media reports. Investigators have offered no motive and refused to discuss how the students obtained the weapons.

"He doesn't even realize how many lives he saved by stopping a school shooting", Whitus said.

Both suspects are due back in court Friday afternoon and are expected to be formally charged by prosecutors. The other students survived.

The two allegedly opened fire at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday, just miles away from Columbine High School and a few weeks after the 20th anniversary of a massacre there.

The school, represented by conservative lawyer Barry Arrington, sued the anonymous caller for defamation on January 17, Colorado Public Radio (CPR) reported. The school denied all of the allegations.

In December of 2018, Penny Eucker, the executive director of Highlands Ranch, received a letter informing her that a district official had received an anonymous call from a parent expressing concerns about school administrators conduct and the school environment. Bennet, along with Democratic congressman Jason Crow, used the opportunity presented by the vigil to push for gun-control. The vigil drew national attention after a mass of students walked out in protest because numerous speakers, including Bennett, chose to argue in favor of gun-control while honoring the victims.

Another difference between the anger in Colorado and the activism in Parkland was the role of the adults in the room, students tell TIME. On Wednesday, students and community members gathered for a vigil at the Highlands Ranch High School.

"Jane Doe engaged in extreme and outrageous conduct by, among other things, waging a campaign to publish wildly false and outrageously defamatory statements with the obvious goal of destroying Dr. Penelope Eucker's reputation", the pending lawsuit said, according to 9 News.

Hundreds packed a high school gym for the event organized by the student arm of the Brady gun control group that included pro-gun control speeches by presidential hopeful Sen.

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