Colorado governor marks day for teen who died in school shooting
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Colordo Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisColorado becomes first state to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs School awards honorary diploma to student killed in Colorado school shooting Colorado secretary of state bans employees from traveling to Alabama after abortion law MORE (D) declared Wednesday Kendrick Castillo Day in honor of the 18-year-old student killed in a shooting at a Denver area school last week

“I declare today Kendrick Castillo Day in Colorado as we remember the life of the 18-year-old hero who died saving others in last week's STEM School shooting in Highlands Ranch,” Polis tweeted.

“Rest In Peace, Kendrick. Your bravery won't be forgotten.”

More than a dozen other people were injured in the shooting last week at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Littleton, Colorado. Two suspects were detained shortly after.


Reports surfaced that Castillo, along with two other students, charged at one of the shooters in a classroom. The other two students survived.

The Cherry Hills Community Church is holding an event honoring Castillo Wednesday, according to The Denver Post.