Service Planned For School Shooting Hero

May 14, 2019

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.

Kendrick Costillo is being hailed a hero. He was killed during a shooting at his school in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

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.