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Kendrick Castillo Biography
Who is Kendrick Castillo?
Kendrick Castillo, a teenager who died in an attempt to protect his classmates from shooting at his high school, appeared on social media on the anniversary of his death.
“Today a year ago we lost Kendrick Castillo, a young hero who died saving countless classmates at STEM school in Highlands Ranch,” tweeted Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo. “We will not forget his bravery or sacrifice.”
Castillo, 18, was a senior at STEM High School Highlands Ranch in the Denver suburbs. On May 7 of last year, two students opened fire at the charter school, killing Castillo and wounding eight others. Castillo’s classmates said Castillo pounced on one of the shooters, giving them time to crawl under the desks and flee to safety.
The shooting occurred just weeks after STEM High School Highlands Ranch and other Colorado schools reopened after temporarily closing amid safety concerns about a woman authorities said was “in love” with the Columbine High School massacre. , the 1999 shooting that left 13 dead. The woman had bought a pistol when she was traveling from Florida to Colorado for the 20th anniversary of the shooting, according to authorities.
Castillo loved robotics and his goal was to work in the aerospace industry for NASA. He also volunteered for a long time with his father in Knights of Columbus activities. Castillo’s father, John, told NBC News that he had spoken with his son about what to do if he was ever in an active shooter situation and that he told his son that he didn’t “have to be a hero,” but that Castillo rejected that advice.
“‘You raised me this way. You raised me to be a good person. That’s what I’m doing,'” John Castillo quoted his son.