Colorado School Shooting: Student with Plan to Become Marine Disarms Suspect

A student, Brendan Bialy, who plans to become a Marine, helped tackle and disarm one of the shooters at Colorado’s STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday.
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A student who plans to become a Marine helped tackle and disarm one of the shooters at Colorado’s STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday.

NBC News reports that Brendan Bialy, a senior at STEM, and other students tackled one of the two gunmen during the 2:00 p.m. attack.

There was one fatality in the shooting: 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo.

The Bialy family released a statement about the incident through an attorney:

We are deeply saddened for the victims, families, friends, and community on this tragic day. We’d like to commend the immediate response of law enforcement and assure all we are strong with the love of our families, community, friends, and every one sending concern, wishes, and strength. We will persevere.

CNN reports that eight people were injured, in addition to the one fatality. Police arrested two suspects in connection with the incident. One of those suspects is an adult male, the second is a juvenile female.

Handguns were used in the attack.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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