On May 7, 2019, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo lunged at classmate Devon Erickson, 18, after he and 16-year-old Alec McKinney opened fire on a classroom full of students at STEM School Highlands Ranch, just a few miles from Columbine High in Littleton, Colorado.

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