Court date for STEM School shooting suspects moved

Authorities said the actions of three students minimized the bloodshed from Tuesday's attack at the school south of Denver that wounded eight students, along with killing 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo. (Source: STEM School Highlands Ranch/MGN)
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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (KKTV) - The court date for the two suspects in the deadly shooting at STEM School is now scheduled to take place on May 15. We're expecting to learn what charges the teens will face at that time.

Both 18-year-old Devon Erickson and another 16-year-old suspect, who has yet to be officially named, last appeared in court the day after the shooting. Erickson kept his head down while the judge spoke to him and his hair covered his face.

Earlier this week, District Attorney George Brauchler said he was still deciding whether the younger suspect will be charged as an adult. He told reporters Wednesday that he wanted to talk with more victims before filing official charges.

"There's a procedure in the law where if you are a certain age, 16 or 17, and you're alleged to have committed certain class felony like murder or attempted murder, that we have the option of filing and treating you as an adult." Brauchler said.

One student died in the May 7 shooting. Fellow students say 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo was killed when he rushed toward the gunmen, giving his classmates time to run. Eight others were hurt.

A judge has decided both suspects will be held without bond.