Heroes have again emerged in a shooting that left 8 inured and 1 dead yesterday at a stem school in Colorado. Kendrick Castillo, Brandon Bialy an aspiring marine and another fellow classmate rushed the gunman. Kendrick was killed trying to stop the shooter.
According to NBCNews A U.S. Marine recruit and other teens rushed one of the shooters at a Colorado school, helping to disarm him, according to police and witnesses.
One of the students, Kendrick Castillo, 18, died while lunging at the shooter, according to a classmate at STEM School Highlands Ranch in a Denver suburb. Eight students were injured in the shooting Tuesday.
“We’re going to hear about very heroic things that have taken place at the school,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said Wednesday.
One of the teens involved in trying to take down one of the shooters was Brendan Bialy, a senior who is enrolled in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program, the 8th Marine Corps District confirmed in a statement.
“Brendan’s courage and commitment to swiftly ending this tragic incident at the risk of his own safety is admirable and inspiring,” the 8th District Marines said.
The Dailymail writes that Brad Bialy, Brendan’s father, said his son and friends were able to subdue and disarm the shooter.
He told the New York Times ‘his son and two friends tried to tackle the gunman but one of the boys was shot in the chest’.
Bialy says Brendan wants to join the Marine Corps after graduating.
The Douglas County sheriff said ‘very heroic things took place’ inside the school as the shooting unfolded.’
‘We are deeply saddened for the victims, families, friends and community on this tragic day,’ the Bialy family said in an emailed statement issued by lawyer Mark L. Bryant.
‘We’d like to commend the immediate response of law enforcement and assure all we are strong with the love of our families, community, friends and every one sending concern, wishes, and strength. We will persevere,’ the statement added