STEM Shooting

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A memorial service for a student hailed as a hero for tackling one of the gunmen who attacked his suburban Denver school will be held Wednesday.

A celebration of life will be held at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch for 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, a senior who was just days from graduating when he was fatally wounded in Tuesday's shooting.

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Prosecutors leading the case against two students accused of shooting nine classmates, one fatally, at STEM School Highlands Ranch have until next week to decide what charges to pursue, a judge ruled Friday.

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As parents and students entered the school gym, several said they came to show support for the victims of the STEM school shooting as well as to build a sense of community.

Amy Wadlington, a mom from Castle Rock, said she came to the event at Highlands Ranch High School, near the school where Tuesday's tragic shooting took place, "to support the community and to show a united front for my daughter."

Updated at 8:06 p.m. ET

A day after the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado, local officials urged people not to view such attacks as part of life in Colorado.

"These are aberrant acts," 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said.

This week's attack happened not long after the 20th anniversary of the school shooting in nearby Columbine. The shooting injured eight people and left one student dead. Police say he has been identified by the Douglas County coroner as Kendrick Ray Castillo, 18.

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A shooting at a STEM charter school in Highlands Ranch south of Denver left one student dead and eight others injured on Tuesday. Two suspects are in custody and appeared in court Wednesday. Here is the latest information we have, following a briefing by the Douglas County Sheriff's office early this morning.

Updated May 8 at 1:15 a.m. ET

Officials say one student is dead and eight students were injured in a shooting at a public charter school in Highlands Ranch, Colo., a suburb south of Denver.

In a tweet, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said the deceased was an 18-year-old student at the STEM School.

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Updated May 8 at 10:25 a.m. 

The Douglas County Sheriff says Kendrick Ray Castillo, the student killed in the shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch yesterday, was a senior who would have finished school on Friday.

Sheriff Tony Spurlock says they don't have information about a possible motive for the shooting at this time.

"We are still actively working the crime scene with our partners from the FBI. We anticipate that's probably going to take at least two more days for us to manage that," he said.