The Latest: Service planned for school shooting hero
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a suburban Denver school (all times local):
A memorial service is planned for a student hailed as a hero for tackling one of two teenage gunmen who attacked his suburban Denver school.
A celebration of life will be held Wednesday at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch for 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo.
Castillo and two classmates have been credited with helping thwart the attack by charging at one of the shooters in a classroom.
Castillo was a member of the school’s robotics club who loved to tinker on his projects and worked part-time at a manufacturing company. He was set to graduate days after he was killed.
Formal charges are expected to be filed against the suspected shooters on Wednesday.
The last student still hospitalized after being wounded in last week’s school shooting in a Denver suburb near Columbine was released from the hospital over the weekend.
Littleton Adventist Hospital said in a statement that the patient brought there after the shooting at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch was allowed to go home on Sunday. Seven others were also wounded.
Killed in the shooting was 18-year-old student Kendrick Castillo. Witnesses say he was shot while tackling one of the two shooters.
Two teenage suspects were arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.
Formal charges are expected to be filed when they appear in court Wednesday.